Amy Krouse Rosenthal

  • Born: April 29, 1965
  • Died: March 13, 2017
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois

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Amy Krouse Rosenthal, an author and maker of short films who touched many lives when she wrote a touching essay about her husband, Jason, and her terminal ovarian cancer diagnosis, died Monday, March 13, 2017, in Chicago. She was 51.

Author penned touching profile of her husband...

Amy Krouse Rosenthal, an author and maker of short films who touched many lives when she wrote a moving essay about her husband, Jason, and her terminal cancer diagnosis, died Monday, March 13, 2017, in Chicago. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.


Condolence & Memory Journal

What a remarkable lady. My heart goes out to Amy's family for their loss. Amy was very brave. I am a nurse, who worked with gyn cancer patients. It is no easy way to fight that disease. My deepest condolences.

Posted by Patricia Chico - Runnemede,, NJ   September 26, 2017

The days ahead will be difficult, but the comfort from our heavenly father, friends and relatives can help ease the pain and sorrow you are experiencing. My deepest sympathy for your loss.

Posted by Linda - FL   May 22, 2017

What a compassionate soul Amy was! Remarkable in her love for her family especially the love of her life Jason. My heart goes out to them as they grieve the loss. May the love and support of family and friends, cherished photos and memories and finally passages in God's word all help you to endure with hope. Ps147:3

Posted by Jill Holler    May 06, 2017

May all love surround you .Thank you .

Posted by wendy huhn - Dexter, OR   April 27, 2017

Dear Amy,
You were a very special human being. My condolences to Jason and the kids, your parents, and extended family.
You worked at the same ad agency I was employed at in the late '90s, and my good friend Mike was a great friend of Jason and your family (in a small world way.) I have funny memories of that beer ad and your book readings.
So Amy... Please look down from heaven and see me and all your dedicated followers smiling back up to you. Everyone who knew you will miss you enormously and will have so much material and memories to keep forever. We owe a lot to you. You were a shining star here on earth. I will miss you.
Shalom,
Brian Thompson, Chicago

Posted by A friend   April 21, 2017

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"Cookies" is one of my favorite books. My 7-year-old knows her name by heart, that's how many times we've read her books. So sorry for your loss.

Posted by - Berthoud, CO   April 09, 2017

We will surely miss this wonderful person and pray for the surviving family and friends to cherish her memories. God will never forget the things she done to better the world. Hebrews 6:10.

Posted by A friend   March 31, 2017

Sending prayers, love, and light to Amy's husband and children. I'm so sorry for your loss.

I will always think of Amy whenever I see a yellow umbrella. Such a sweet and gentle spirit!

Posted by Lisa Kokin - Chandler, AZ   March 23, 2017

Amy was a talented, popular, and spunky fifth-grader.These qualities, and so much more, were evident in Amy's adulthood, as well. Amy was an inspiration to many, and she will be greatly missed.

My condolences to the Krouse and Rosenthal families and to Amy's many friends both near and far.

Helene Spak
Northbrook School District 27

Posted by A friend   March 22, 2017

My heartfelt condolences to Jason and the entire family on the loss of your beloved Amy. I was lucky enough to work with Amy in the late 80'searly 90's when she was in the ad agency business. What a truly gifted person she was. Always spunky. Always smiling. Always with a positive attitude, putting a fun-loving spin on every challenge. She touched so many people's lives and I'm so glad I got to know her. Amyyou will be missed by all. -Lisa

Posted by Lisa Trozzolo - Evanston, IL   March 22, 2017

Thank you Amy for allowing me the gift of your brilliance. Bringing sage & insightful truths in to plain sight. A messenger of simplicity, love and reverence; imbued in your every action. This is a loss without measure. I feel it myself, from afar. I would like to wrap all your family up with tenderness and love for all these days & nights ahead. Loving blessings.
Jenny

Posted by Jenny Kronfeld - New Zealand   March 21, 2017

"Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of HIS holy ones." Psalm 116:15. Just was introduced to your darling Amy, when I read her article in the NYT article of 3/3/17... grieving in many ways; just being aware of her in her last days. Not aware of her brilliance all these years, as a fellow girl, her own age. Not having the blessing of knowing her personally. I cannot imagine the pain of you all who knew her, loved her. Praying for God's peace and comfort to envelope you all.

Posted by susan noonan - rocklin, CA   March 20, 2017

Just read Amy's beautiful work on her husband, Jason and saw that she succumbed to cancer a few days ago. As a woman who's been married 28 years with kids who have graduated college, I can't help but feel how Amy felt writing about her family. Her love for her children, not being able to see them graduate, or see Paris on her wedding day is just heartbreaking. As a healthcare advocate, I know that this silent but deadly disease is one of mystery and deceit. How can this part of a woman's body create life, yet take one as well? It's truly a blessing as well as the devil in disguise. Nonetheless, this beautiful soul has created life, and left behind her legacy. My heart breaks for all of you, hoping that you find peace in the days ahead, and the signs that your precious wife and Mother are around you...always. Xo, Jennifer Bossle

Posted by A friend   March 20, 2017

You will FOREVER be missed Amy!

Posted by Ms. Lafay - Delray, FL   March 19, 2017

To the entire family of Amy Krouse Rosenthal, always know what a blessing Amy has been in the lives of others. I recently purchased Amy's book, "That's Me Loving You," for my only son, Thomas, who will soon be 29. It has every sentiment that I could ever feel toward him contained within it and it was absolutely a perfect gift for him this past Valentine's Day. Thank you for sharing your gifts and talents with the world; you will be missed.

Posted by Janice Madrecki - Chicago, IL   March 19, 2017

'Little Pea', 'Little Hoot' and 'Little Oink' are in constant nighttime reading rotation for my 7 year old granddaughter. They are so beautiful and sweet and we will always treasure them and remember Amy every time we read them. My heart goes out to her family and the friends who were lucky to have known her. She has left such a wonderful legacy. Barbara

Posted by A friend   March 19, 2017

To the family of Amy Krouse Rosenthal, my deepest sympathies for your loss. May the fond memories of your loved one bring comfort while you receive the strength to endure as only God can provide. Please know that He sees the pain associated with death and will soon eliminate it forever.

Posted by A friend   March 18, 2017

I wish I had met you in life because you did so many wonderful things for people. Your legacy will be everlasting! I just lost my husband so I extend my deepest condolences to you, Jason, and your three beautiful children. May Amy Rest in Peace.

Posted by Beverly Weiner - Boynton Beach, FL   March 17, 2017

To all of Amy's family, and to the world, I am sorry for such a grievous loss.

I guess God "beckons lovely", too.

Posted by PR - Geneva, IL   March 17, 2017

I loved, loved, loved all of Amy's books.
My children would beg me to read them over and over again on a daily basis when they were younger, especially Spoon and Chopsticks.
R.I.P. sweet lady.

Posted by Catherine Taylor - Dallas, TX   March 17, 2017

Amy made things. She made the world better

Posted by Denise Freund - Bellevue, WA   March 17, 2017

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My sincere condolences and regrets that I
Had never met this "awesome" human being.

Posted by Renee Polay - Pompton plains, nj   March 17, 2017

I would love to have known you you will be missed by all. I am 87
And can certainly appreeciate the loss family aand friends are
Feeling.

Posted by Renee. Polay - Pompton plains nj, NJ   March 17, 2017

RIP

Posted by michelle plakas-kaiser - kaiserslautern, germany   March 17, 2017

My condolences to Amy's family. I was privileged to meet her in 2015; such a delightful person and talented writer. May her memory be a blessing.

Posted by Eileen Kuenneth - Northbrook, IL   March 16, 2017

Posted by Paulette Comparato - Boca Raton, FL   March 16, 2017

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A beautiful life, well lived... Today we all are lesser, in her passing. God Bless You All... RIP

Posted by Ernest Howell - Northport, AL   March 16, 2017

Dear Family of Amy KR,
I keep hearing the "Beckoning of Lovely" playing in my head over and over again. Last night I was searching for the moon and couldn't help but notice one star that looked like it was shining brighter than any of the others and it wasn't the north star. I decided this very small bright light was shining so strongly because it had a special yellow umbrella and that there were zillions and trillions of stars surrounding this one very bright light. How I wish I had discovered Amy KR sooner but her goodness and her delight are everlasting and I will treasure knowing that someone knew how to "Beckon" the Lovely" -it is an everlasting gift. I wish for each of you that you will always feel the warmth of your wife/mother in your heart forever....

L.A. Aldridge

Posted by A friend   March 16, 2017

My condolences to the family. May the "God of all comfort" Give you peace and strength at this time.

Posted by Anita Parker - New York, NY   March 16, 2017

Our deepest sympathy to the Krouse and Rosenthal family on the passing of Amy. Audrey and Stan Kantor

Posted by A friend   March 16, 2017

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Marian    March 16, 2017

"A good name is better than good oil" is certainly applicable in Amy's case. She left a legacy that will not easily be forgotten. May family and friends find comfort in their wonderful memories.

Posted by Pamela Strong - MI   March 16, 2017

What a lifeforce Amy was! I feel privileged to have known her, even though we hadn't spoken in many years. To Jason, Justin, Miles, Paris and Amy's family, I send all my love and appreciation for sharing the incredible talents and love of your wife/mom/sister/daughter. She will continue to inspire me for the rest of my life. I, too, have cancer that is not likely to recede, and I am doing my best to make the most of the time I have here. Amy touched me deeply. Thanks again.

Pat Navin

Posted by Pat Navin - Evanston, IL   March 16, 2017

Our most sincere condolences to the Krouse and Rosenthal families. A few of Amy's books are on the bookshelves here at Creekside.

Management and Staff of Creekside at Beaver Creek

Posted by Michael Simons - Avon, CO   March 16, 2017

Take comfort in knowing the one who gave life to all living creatures is certainly capable of restoring life to someone who has died. Some comfort words at Psalms 36:9 says; With you is the source of life, By your light we can see light. My deepest and sincere condolences to the famlies and friends.

Posted by Patricia DeStefano - NY   March 16, 2017

My sincere condolences to the family and friends for your loss of a dear love one. May the God of all comfort strengthen you all .

Posted by A friend   March 16, 2017

My deepest condolences to the family during this most difficult time. May peace be granted from the God of Comfort (2 Cor.1:2} to all her loved ones and friends.Barb Meill

Posted by A friend   March 16, 2017

My sincere sympathies to the entire family. I just finished her latest adult offering - Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Her book spoke to me - she made me feel like a friend; I would have liked to known her more personally. I am so saddened her unique spirit is no longer in the world. May her family draw comfort from their memories.

Posted by Ronalee Haugen - Minneapols, MN   March 16, 2017

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Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   March 15, 2017

To the families and friends of Amy Krouse Rosenthal. I do not know the families personally but we all lose love ones in death. I just want to send my deepest condolences to the families. May God give all of you comfort and peace at this difficult time. Please trust in him for strength.
Amy books brought joy to all children faces!

Posted by Deborah Ellis - Harrisburg, PA   March 15, 2017

My sincere condolences to Amy's family for their loss of such an amazing person. Amy's work was brought into my life in 2005 when I first read her book, "Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life." I wrote to Amy after reading the book to let her know how much I loved it. She wrote me back saying that my email was in her "Save Forever" folder.

Over the years I followed her work and last spring I was fortunate to have been one among 50 "Awesome People" who received advanced copies of her book, "Textbook." This book came to me just weeks after my mother passed away.

Amy's work brought me joy during times of my greatest loss and darkness. I am sad to think of a world without Amy but I do know her work will live on.

Thank you, Amy for all of your gifts.

with love and peace and blessings to the family,

Renee O'Connell from Virginia

Posted by Renee OConnell - Charlottesville, VA   March 15, 2017

I am privileged to have animated three of Amy's charming and enlightening children's books. I'm sorry she had to leave us so soon, but her spirit will live on in her creations. My condolences to her husband and children.

Posted by Virginia Wilkos-Stafford - Middletown, CT   March 15, 2017

To the family and friends of Amy Rosenthal,

May God comfort you,praise be the God of comfort who comforts us in all our trials.

"With deep sympathy I share your sorrow,"

Posted by A friend   March 15, 2017

I admired Amy's work so much from afar, and felt like I knew her since her writing was so personal.
I send deep condolences to her family, echoing as so many others have: her influence and impact has gone farther and deeper than you will ever know.

Posted by A friend   March 15, 2017

Our deepest sympathy goes out to your entire family. Amy was inspiring . She brought joy and caring to those she touched.
We know her memory will live on forever.

Posted by Terri and Fred Knapp    March 15, 2017

Posted by L Yu    March 15, 2017

To the family and friends of Amy Rosenthal,

May God comfort you,praise be the God of comfort who comforts us in all our trials.

"With deep sympathy I share your sorrow,"

Posted by A friend   March 15, 2017

Amy Krouse Rosenthal's love for her family was so inspiring. The special story she wrote about her husband a few days before her death was very moving. Our Creator says He will comfort those mourning and in pain. Our sympathies to the Rosenthal family.

Posted by - MD   March 15, 2017

My heart breaks for Jason and family.May Amy fly and spread her love and words.God bless Amy, Always Joanne

Posted by Joanne Popowick - Hawley, PA   March 15, 2017

may you find peace

Posted by barbara Lief - Rome - grandparent   March 15, 2017

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by A friend   March 15, 2017

My condolences goes out to the family. May the many prayers and comfort get you through this difficult times.

Posted by Marilyn Mann - Ewing, NJ   March 15, 2017

What a loss! I first learned of Amy about 2 weeks ago when her story was on GMA. I thought she was an amazing and loving wife.
I know the pain you feel, as we just lost a very close family member. You wonder when the pain will ever go away. Our reality is that it may never go away.
We maintain our faith in our Creator and we look to him for comfort.
My prayer is that you remember the wonderful times, the things that made you enjoy rich laughter with Amy and her beautiful smile and personality.
Every "first" will be very challenging, but you will get through them.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Respectfully,

Posted by Vanessa Edwards - Charlotte, NC   March 15, 2017

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by - OH   March 15, 2017

My sincere sympathy goes out to family. May the God of all comfort who sees your tears flow give the needed comfort to endure in the loss of such a beautiful lady. He heals the brokenhearted; He binds up their wounds.

Posted by A Mother of 4 - PA   March 15, 2017

My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   March 15, 2017

My deepest sympathies to the family on your loss. There are no words that can ease the pain of losing someone so beloved. May you find comfort and peace in knowing that your loved one is in God's memory because those who pass on are precious in his eyes. (Psalms 116:15)

Posted by A.Marie    March 15, 2017

Surrounding you all with light and love. Thank you for sharing Amy with the world. What a treasure she was.

Posted by Linda L - Gainesville, FL   March 15, 2017

Amy brought light to us all and her childrens' teachers--I being one of them-- were able to see it shine through them--
I can't imagine a more devoted mom
I send my love and strength to her family and grieve with them the loss of a most beautiful soul

Posted by Lorin Pritikin - Chicago, IL   March 14, 2017

Dear Ann, Paul and the whole family,

We are with you in our hearts and minds. Amy will be with us always.

We love you,
Cousin
Myra, George, Paul and Michelle Sarkadi

Posted by A friend   March 14, 2017

I have always loved & admired Amy's work. As a school librarian, I can say the same for my students. I'm proud Chicago calls her one of its own & she is a star in children's literature. I was delighted to meet her at public events twice over the years. Her love for humanity is one of her greatest legacies after her family. I wish her family peace,
love and may the abundance of memories carry you.

Much love,

Posted by Tricia - Chicago   March 14, 2017

A beautiful life, and a beautiful legacy. She touched thousands of people all over the world.

Posted by CVD - Albuquerque, NM   March 14, 2017

Dear Mr. Rosenthal and Family,
I was lucky enough to discover Amy's books, videos and website many years ago thanks to a book in our school library, "Bite Size Cookies". She has remained a staple in my classroom, on my night table and in the hearts of my family and myself. As soon as I read of her illness last week,I gathered her books to share with my class. We laughed and shed some tears and then got to work creating a project to honor her. Please know that Amy will live on in my classroom, on my granddaughter's bookshelf, and in mine, and so many others, existence. I will miss her.

Posted by Marsha Bank - Plainview, NY   March 14, 2017

Rest In Peace Amy

Posted by Jeanie Connor - Faust - Philadelphia, PA   March 14, 2017

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Heaven just gained another Angel - Rest in Peace........

Posted by Pat S    March 14, 2017

May Amy Rosenthal's family and friends find comfort in God's word the bible. She will be miss by all.

Posted by A friend   March 14, 2017

My God's loving kindness and confort help you and your family through this very sad time Psalms29:11 .

Posted by ANA Maria Verona - N Y, NY   March 14, 2017

My heartfelt condolences for your loss. There are no words that can ease the pain of losing someone so beloved. May you fid comfort and peace in knowing that your loved one is in God's memory because hose who pass on are precious in his eyes.
Psalm 115:15

Posted by christian    March 14, 2017


To all of Amy's team-

I am so sorry for your loss. I can only hope that her amazing energy, wisdom, beauty, ethics, and positivity will live with you all.
Warm thoughts, love and a big hug from a distant family friend and a fan.

Paul Knapp

R.I.P Amy

Posted by A friend   March 14, 2017

I too just heard about you after reading that wonderful article you wrote about your husband on March 3, 2017. Your article brought tears to my eyes, and I immediately thought how lucky you were to have found such a deep love with your husband, and then i realized how truly lucky your husband and children were to have had a wife/mother like you. I have purchased a few of your books, both children books and adult books, and plan to read the children books to my nieces and nephews . . .

Posted by a friend - CA - Friend   March 14, 2017

You are all in my prayers and thoughts. Such a beautiful person!
Great memories with your family and the beautiful weddings that
I was honored to help you with.
Much love and hugs,
Linda Alpert

Posted by A friend   March 14, 2017

I remember a vibrant young teenager in and out of the picture as I worked on her parents house..what a wonder she became, talent, humor and courage all in one beautiful package. She is a woman that touched so many, and all are sad today...

Posted by steve - river forest, IL   March 14, 2017

Saw Amy on the front page of the paper this morning at the Metra stop. I'm so saddened by the loss of such an amazing woman and writer. My heart goes out to your family. I ran out to buy Amy's book Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life when i heard her talking about it on NPR years ago. She made me want to write like her. What an amazing woman! My heart is heavy...I'm so sorry for your loss. Amy leaves so much beauty with all touched by her words and her life.

My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family in this difficult time.

With love,
Lisette C.., Deerfield IL

Posted by A friend   March 14, 2017

Our family sends their condolences. We watched her grow up to become a fabulous person!!

Posted by Harry Jaffe - chicago, IL - friend   March 14, 2017

Dearest Krouse and Rosenthal families:
Amy made my childhood "MORE" and so did the entire Krouse family.
Wishing you peace and love,
Karen Mondry (Berman)

Posted by Karen Mondry (Berman) - Chicago   March 14, 2017

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SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS I JUST READ HER ARTICLES AND IT TOUCHED ME SHE IS A GREAT WOMAN MAY HER MEMORIES BE ETERNAL

Posted by RANIA KORT - VIRGINIA   March 14, 2017

We'll miss you !

Posted by Adrian Barnette - Topeka, KS   March 14, 2017

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We wish your entire family our sympathies. Love to you all.

Posted by Jodi Banks Meister - Highland Park, IL - friend   March 14, 2017

A lovely woman who put thought into her expressions in books. Hold on to your precious memories of Amy; allow those memories to be as mantle piece on your hearts.

Posted by S.J. - NJ   March 14, 2017

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God bless you and your loved ones ~ Rest in peace.

Posted by Jane Dowling - Waterbury, CT   March 14, 2017

May the God of all peace bring comfort to the Rosenthal family and friends at this difficult time.

Posted by Carlotta    March 14, 2017

I like to offer my sincere condolences to your family and friends. I am sorry for your great loss. May the peace of God comfort your family. And grant you all courage to endure in your time of grief. Psalms 116:15

Posted by B Folkes - Ellenwood, GA   March 14, 2017

the entire krouse and rosenthal families it is with much sadness that we are sending this message of condolence. all we remember are the good times when our kids were all growing up and the good times they had playing at your house and ours Anne and Paul we will have those memories forever. our love to all of you think of those times and you will have a smile on your face like our family has love to all of you the Bermans EUNICE JORDY BRADLEY MICKEY JOEY KAREN THE WHOLE KLAN

Posted by A friend   March 14, 2017

To those who know and love Amy- very few of us will ever make such a positive impression on the lives of so many while on this earth. Reading of Amy's accomplishments, energy and the way she "lived" brought tears to my eyes. Celebrate her life and look forward to being with her again- Rest In Peace Amy

Posted by Kevin Falvey - Mokena, IL   March 14, 2017

Dear Ms. Rosenthal,
Many knew your from your books. I, like some others, first met you from your love letter to your loving husband appeared on NYT on 3rd March. And since then prayed for a miracle, in the same way I would do to a close friend if they were in the same situation, for you to have MORE, many many more days, years, with your loving wonderful family. And just a few hours ago, I read that you have joined the angels in heaven, and I felt a deep loss that I cannot fathom. Rest in Peace dear Amy Rosenthal. Thank you from the depth of my heart for emphasizing what something I too always felt: what matters most in life is those that we love. I hugged my loved ones tighter after I read your beautiful heartbreaking essay. My thoughts and prayers are with your wonderful Jason and your dearest sons and daughter, and your loving parents, brother and sisters and all the others who had the great fortune of knowing you in person. May all your loved ones find strength to face this moment in the knowledge that you are FOREVER with them.
May your soul rest in the eternal peace of Nirvana.
Dammika (a woman from Sri Lanka)

Posted by Dammika W - Sri Lanka   March 14, 2017

Our deepest sympathies to Jason and the entire family.
Rarely do people leave such a wonderful legacy as this brave amazing woman.

The Kuker Family

Posted by A friend   March 14, 2017

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God Bless your family!!

Posted by - Saucier, MS   March 14, 2017

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There are no words of comfort that will erase the pain of losing a loved one. The passage of time may dull the pain only to replace it with tender smiles that come from reflecting upon special moments you both shared together.

It is a treasure to find and marry your true love. The wish for Jason's happiness in the future, is a testament to the enormous love and extraordinary marriage you both shared. It is the purest gift of selfless love Amy could bestow upon you.

You are blessed to have shared your lives together. My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family.

Posted by Susan Glick - Kenilworth, IL   March 14, 2017

May god's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this sad and difficult time. Psalms 119 : 50,76 EJC. GA.

Posted by A friend   March 14, 2017

May god's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this sad and difficult time. Psalms 119 : 50,76 EJC. GA

Posted by A friend   March 14, 2017

How very sad I am. I just read about what she did for her Husband. How lovely. Dear Lady, you were so brave and just super. May G-d rest your soul and Rest in Peace.

Posted by Lew Gordon - Long Beach, CA   March 14, 2017

May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this sad and difficult time. Psalms 119:50,76. ALC.

Posted by A friend   March 14, 2017

The Krouse-Rosenthal Family,

Justin, Miles, and Paris you probably want remember me, but I knew you all at "little ones" at the Lakeshore Playroom. I also would babysit you guys sometimes and in my thoughts today are frozen at that time. Please keep the light of your mom's spirit in your heart always. She wanted what was the best for you all, but most important she wanted you all to be good people. Please take care.

Jason,
I remember going with you guys one Sunday as you shot a commercial for your law firm. I wondering why I just did not stay at the house with the kids, but Amy was about family and children needed to be aprt of this day too. Hold on to the beautiful memories. I sure there are many. They will get you through the tough times.

Charmel Johnson
Lakeshore Playroom

Posted by Charmel Johnson - Chicago, IL   March 14, 2017

Dear Mr. Rosenthal,

You don't know me, but I have used Amy's Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life with my 12th graders for several years as we study memoir. It is the only book I have ever read where I thought, "That's me!" and "Why didn't I write this?" I am inspired to share it with my students.

Your wife's writing affected me in a positive way. I am sorry I never took an opportunity to thank her.

Sincerely,
Meg Heyssel
Richmond, VA

Posted by A friend   March 14, 2017

My deepest sympathy to the family. May God embrace you with his comfort, strength and peace. Psalms 29:1 B.Magana

Posted by A friend   March 14, 2017

I was watching the news today and heard your name and ran to television. I saw your picture and was devasted. I reached out to Charmel(who also worked at Lakesore)and both of us just heartbroken by the news. I remember your beautiful children, husband and your smile. I will be thinking of you and your family. My deepest sympathy.

Lakeshore Athletic Club Playroom
Stephaine Piedallu

Posted by Stephaine Piedallu - Chicago, IL   March 14, 2017

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Thoughts and prayers go out to your family during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   March 14, 2017

What a fabulous and talented woman!!! Take comfort in knowing that she is in God's memory as stated at Hebrews 6:10: for God is not unrighteous to forget your work and the love which ye showed toward his name, in that ye ministered unto the saints, and still do minister.

Posted by - Mebane, NC   March 14, 2017

May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time

Posted by A friend   March 14, 2017

Dear Krouse-Rosenthal Family,


I remember this beautiful family from Lakeshore Atheletic Club. Amy free-spirted nature made her stand out among the other mothers. She adored her children so much and treasured her family. Amy even asked me to babysit for her from time to time. So, during that time I got to know Amy up close. It was in her blood to connect woth people. When I decided to go back to school to pursue a degree in education, Amy was one of the first mother's to encourage me. Amy if I did not say or did not get the chance to say "Thank you". Some people come into your lefe just for a season. I glad I meet you.

Love,
Charmel J. Johnson

Posted by Charmel Johnson - Chicago, IL   March 14, 2017

What a very interesting life, hope all who loved her can find comfort in their memories of her. My sincere condolence for your loss.

Posted by - Fort Wayne, IN   March 14, 2017

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Amy touched lives in a meaningful and pure way through her writing and speaking engagements. I am one of her many fans. Rest in peace Amy and may your family receive comfort in this difficult time.

Posted by Catori Hall - New York, NY   March 14, 2017

Thoughts of sympathy are with you today at this time of loss. Numbers 6:24-26 NWT

Posted by A friend   March 14, 2017

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

Posted by Kathy Glaze - Rossville, KS   March 14, 2017

The family and friends of Amy Krouse Rosenthal have my deepest sympathy. May you all have the comfort that come only from God. Rest in peace Amy.

Posted by Rose Duodu - SC   March 14, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. May Almighty God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain your family during this challenging time. (Isaiah 61:1,2) With heart felt sympathy to you and your family.
LR, VA

Posted by A friend   March 14, 2017

My deepest Condolences to the family of Amy Krause Rosenthal may you find comfort in knowing that others share your sorrow with you. Take Comfort in knowing that God keeps those who die in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. Psalm 116:15

Posted by Mary Green - Waynesboro, PA   March 14, 2017

Amy was a wonderful loving person that will be missed.

Posted by Kathy Hoss - Lake zurich, IL - Family Friend   March 14, 2017

My heart breaks to hear about this amazingly talented and unique woman. As her family deals with the loss, I hope the words at Hosea 13:14, where God assures us he will reverse death's effects, brings a measure of comfort during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   March 14, 2017

Dear Mr. Rosenthal,
You do not know me. I read about Amy in today's Globe and was deeply saddened to learn that this amazingly gifted woman had left this earth way to early. My heart goes out to you and your children. May her memory be a blessing.
Sharon Gorberg
Newton MA.

Posted by A friend   March 14, 2017

Our condolences to the family of Amy at this difficult time. Our prayers are with you. She is no longer in pain.

Posted by A friend   March 14, 2017

I found out today, that a friend of mine was in a car accident yesterday. The newspaper read "One dies in fatal crash". One. It sounded like a number died. It was my friend Carole. She has grown children and grand children. She was a grade school teacher. She had a life. In searching for her obituary online, I came across Amy Krause Rosenthal's obituary. I am four years older than Amy and sad that her life ended so soon. She sounds like a very special person who lead an amazing life helping others. She has likely influenced so many children's lives, and adults, that she made her quota for her time on earth! That isn't quite the way I wanted to say that. Basically in her too short life, she managed to accomplish a lot! I am so sorry for her loss. Sorry that she is no longer here to spread her goodness, sorry that she didn't grow old with her husband, and sorry for the sadness to all those she left behind. I am sad for Carole too.

Posted by Jayne Walko - Whitehall, PA   March 14, 2017

Sorry for the loss of your loved one. Glad to hear Amy lived a rich, full life.
May the God of all comfort, grant you peace in these difficult times.

Best wishes to you and yours.

Posted by A friend   March 14, 2017

My heartfelt condolences to the Rosenthal family. Losing a dear loved one is very difficult to bare. May you find the peace and comfort to cope in the days ahead. (Psalms 94:19)

Posted by A friend   March 14, 2017

Gone too soon! My sincere condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one to death. God will comfort and sustain you during this difficult time because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:6,7)

Posted by - Atlanta, GA   March 14, 2017

I am very sorry about your loss. God will open his hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing. Psalm 145:16

Posted by A friend   March 14, 2017

I just read Amy's 2012 Ted talk and I had the chills the whole time. What an amazing woman! My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this very sad time...

Posted by Wendy Pew - Philadelphia, PA   March 14, 2017

While admittedly a bit envious of her family and those who knew her directly, I believe I am much more fortunate than I deserve to have been bettered by Amy's writings. Her earlier memoir was unquestionably mistitled; something like "Encyclopedia of an Amazing, Loving, Meanigful, Exemplary, EXTRAORDINARY Life" would have been closer to the mark. Though (devastatingly) not physically among us, Amy will live forever in those innumerable lives she influenced, including mine.

Posted by David Liss - Portland, OR   March 14, 2017

May Gods loving kindness and comfort help you and your family through this very sad time. Psalms 29:11

Posted by A friend   March 14, 2017

God is our refuge and strength...may you find comfort from family and friends.

Posted by A friend   March 14, 2017

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Posted by Ann M Stokman - Oak Creek, WI   March 14, 2017

We send you thoughts of comfort, peace, and blessings. May you be comfort by the outpouring of love surrounding you.May the peace of God guard your hearts.

Posted by Evans family    March 14, 2017

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God Bless You

Posted by WMC - IL   March 14, 2017

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God Bless you Amy and all those who love you. You will be missed.

Posted by Sheila - L.A., CA   March 14, 2017

I spent an hour with her wit, her wonder and her genius, long enough to know she would burn bright as the sun every day of her life.

Posted by Bill Force - Oregon, IL   March 14, 2017

God Blessings to Amy s family. God is your friend!!

Posted by A friend   March 14, 2017

So terribly sad. I send condolences to her husband and children. The world has lost a great talent and a shining light far too soon.

Posted by ANN KOCHENBERGER - Denver, CO   March 13, 2017

My sincere condolences to Jason and Amy's three children on her passing to be with her maker. Sounds like a very talented woman who spilled everything out that she had on her observations and thoughts. She considered herself very "lucky" to have been married to Jason, and that is a beautiful amount of years to share with someone that you love and admire so much. Amy rest in peace and joy in the heavens above, you will be missed by all who loved you, I know that for sure.

Posted by Rochelle R Stern - Ewing Township, NJ   March 13, 2017

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Sad news! She was a literary genius. My heartfelt condolences and prayers are with her husband and children. Rest in Peace Beautiful Lady.

Posted by Steve - Altamonte, FL   March 13, 2017

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Godspeed Amy

Posted by Kathleen Carter - Grand ledge, MI   March 13, 2017

To the Krouse family - Amy was special her entire life. Our most sincere condolences.
Arlene and Ray Handler

Posted by Arlene and Ray Handler - NorthbrookK, IL   March 13, 2017

I didn't her personally, but just know that she will be missed dearly by her beloved family. May the family of AMY KROUSE ROSENTHAL Be comforted by the God of all comfort who comforts all who are mourning.

Posted by Hugh Guild - Indianapolis, IN   March 13, 2017

To the family of Amy Krouse Rosenthal, I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one. May the Hearer of prayer give strength, peace and comfort to your family during this difficult time.

Posted by Renee    March 13, 2017

I am truly sorry for your loss. May the he God of comfort give you strength and peace during this difficult time. Psalms 29:11.

Posted by A friend   March 13, 2017

Sorry for your loss. May you draw comfort from the scripture at Ecclesiastes 9 : 5 that show your loved ones a resting in peace.

Posted by A friend   March 13, 2017

My condolences to the family and friends of this remarkable woman. RIP Amy, you will be missed.

Posted by Jan Hewitt - Brunswick Hills, OH   March 13, 2017

To the family; God cares for you. Please accept my condolences.

Posted by E C    March 13, 2017

The other side of life welcomes you. My thoughts acompany you. May there be a good climate in the wide country you walk along now! Brigitte

Posted by Brigitte Marketz - Vienna   March 13, 2017

To the family and friends of Amy Rosenthal please accept my sincere condolences. May the good memories and happy times bring joy to your hearts. Death is not easy to deal with but may you find comfort and peace in the happy hope found at John 6:40.

Posted by S D    March 13, 2017

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Please accept my Deepest Sympathies

Posted by Scott Chamberland - St.Agatha, ME   March 13, 2017

Heaven just received an Angel
Amy will always be remembered for her kindness, love, compassion and talent as an extraordinary Author !

Posted by Debbie Rostami - Chicago Ill   March 13, 2017

I knew Amy from the girl years well into the woman years. There simply wasn't a nicer or better person out there.

Posted by Benton Strauss - IL - Friend   March 13, 2017

The God of all comfort will be with the family and give you peace.

Posted by A friend   March 13, 2017

We'll miss you !

Posted by Adrian Barnette - Topeka, KS   March 13, 2017

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Posted by Joan Walton - Columbus, GA   March 13, 2017

I knew Amy through yoga. She had a beautiful practice, and was a beautiful person. I'm so sorry for your loss!

Posted by Gail Vaughey - Chicago, IL   March 13, 2017

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Posted by Linda Tracy - Cleveland, OH   March 13, 2017

How sad when someone is so full of joy and gratitude and enjoying her life. Not to mention, how generous she is to her family; planning ahead for their happiness. Such qualities have special value in the eyes of our Creator. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts those who mourn", sustain you all during this very difficult time. Isaiah 61:1,2.

Posted by Gaila - FL   March 13, 2017

Fly Amy as high as you can go... free to be healthy, strong and the wind beneath your children's back... Your never far behind your beautiful children and husband. Your omnipresent..
Save me a seat Amy by the buffet where it's nothing but Lox and Ruguluch... your fight is over but your journey is now beginning. Meet me Over Their my dear Amy when my fight with cancer is over.. I know you'll be their..Somewhere over the Rainbow... your kids were soooo lucky to have such an amazing Mom... what a mensch...fly high Amy and zoom for the stars...

Posted by Robin Solod - New York Cuty, NY   March 13, 2017

To the Rosenthal family,friends,neighbors and colleagues: Our heartfelt condolences to all who knew her.May the God of comfort,comfort you in the days ahead.

Posted by Wright's    March 13, 2017

I am deeply saddened to hear about your loss. I too have lost my husband at a young age to cancer. It really sucks! May God bring you the strength you need to get through this very difficult time. Someone gave me this poem after I lost my husband and it helped comfort me in some way. I hope it does the same for you and your family. My most sincerest condolences. God bless you.

Feel No Guilt in Laughter

Feel no guilt in laughter
She'd know how much you care.
Feel no sorrow in a smile
that she is not here to share.

You cannot grieve forever;
she would not want you to.
She'd hope that you could carry on
the way you always do.

So, talk about the good times
and the way you showed you cared,
The days you spent together,
all the happiness you shared.

Let memories surround you,
a word someone may say
Will suddenly recapture a time,
an hour, a day,
That brings him back as clearly
as though she were still here,
And fills you with the feeling
That she is always near.

For if you keep those moments,
you will never be apart
and he will live forever
Locked safe within your heart.

Posted by Jacqueline Goti - Winfield, IL   March 13, 2017

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R I P AMY YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TO ALL OF US

Posted by Anna Smith - Lafayette, IN   March 13, 2017

I was so moved by Amy's beautiful tribute to and love for her awesome husband in Modern Love. How awesome that she lived to know that it was out there. Your family has been in my heart and prayers all week. So sorry about the loss of the amazing woman.

Posted by Linda Hoff Irvin - Evnaston, IL   March 13, 2017

May the God of all comfort be with you.

Sincerely

Posted by A friend   March 13, 2017

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Posted by Bernadette Gallegos - Corrales, NM   March 13, 2017

This breaks my heart. I worked with Amy while at the Chicago Tribune. She was fantastic.

Posted by A friend   March 13, 2017

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She will always be the light that shines your path

Posted by Christina Marti - Chicago, IL   March 13, 2017

Godspeed Amy, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us. The personification of love.....

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   March 13, 2017

There are no words , but from her writing I can guess you've known and loved each other before , yes I mean past lives , you will see her again I'm sure.You where very fortunate to know love ❤ only some people dream about.
Much love your way
Christina

Posted by Christina Marti - Chicago, IL   March 13, 2017

To Amy's family, we are so sorry for your enormous loss. Our thoughts are with you.

Amy brought so much joy to the world through her writing. Our family has many happy memories of reading her books together; we will read Spoon and Exclamation Mark (two of our favorites) tonight in her honor.

Thank you for sharing Amy with all of us. Our best to you in the days and months and years to come.

Sincerely,
The Reed-Campbell Family
Jessica, Steve, Zella and Bennett

Posted by Jessica Campbell - Evanston, IL   March 13, 2017


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Amy Krouse Rosenthal, an author and maker of short films who touched many lives when she wrote a touching essay about her husband, Jason, and her terminal ovarian cancer diagnosis, died Monday, March 13, 2017, in Chicago. She was 51.