Carey Rosenthal, 71, of Newtown Square, an associate professor of chemistry at Drexel University, died Wednesday, July 30, of endocarditis and renal failure in Philadelphia.
Dr. Rosenthal taught for more than 40 years at Drexel, pausing for a sabbatical as a Princeton University Fellow. The product of his research at Princeton with Herschel Rabitz was an article published in Science, the magazine of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
He never retired from his teaching job at Drexel, his family said.
Born in Pleasantville, N.Y., Dr. Rosenthal graduated from Pleasantville High School in 1960 as valedictorian. He enrolled at Cornell University, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in mathematics, and was named again as class valedictorian.