Friday, November 18, 2005

In Memory of Daniel J. Blumenthal

From the 11/12/2005 issue of the Democrat and Chronicle:
Daniel J. Blumenthal passed away Thursday, November 10, 2005. Predeceased by his parents, Sadie and Raphael J. Blumenthal and his father-in-law, William "Bill" Raskind. Survived by his wife of 31 years, Peggy (Raskind); daughters and son-in-law, Shira and Benjamin Simon, and Elana Blumenthal; mother-in-law, Bess Raskind; aunt, Ida Wattenberg; uncle, Benjamin Raskind and several cousins. Dan taught Chemistry and Physics in the Plainview-Old Bethpage School District for 25 years and did substitute teaching in several Rochester area school districts. He also practiced Pharmacy in Poughkeepsie and Rochester. Dan was a member of Fairport-Flower City Lodge 476 F&AM and was a past Master of Orawaupum-Siwanoy Lodge 1003 F&AM. He was Grand Steward from the second Westchester-Putnam District in 1984-1985. Masonic Services will be held in the Rabbi Abraham Solomon Chapel of Temple Beth El (139 Winton Rd., S.) on Sunday, November 13th, at 1:45 PM followed by Dan's funeral service at 2 PM. Interment, Mt. Hope Cemetery. Following the funeral the family will sit Shiva, Sunday 7-9 PM, Monday-Thursday 1-5 and 7-9 PM and Friday, 1-3 PM at 320 Council Rock Ave. Contributions in Dan's memory may be made to Benincasa Hospice Home for the Terminally Ill, 3880 Rush-Mendon Rd., Mendon, NY 14506, William Raskind Defibrillator Fund of Temple Beth El, 139 Winton Rd. S., Rochester, NY 14610 or Masonic Medical Research Laboratory, 2150 Bleecker St., Utica, NY 13501. Brighton Memorial Chapel, Inc. 427-8520

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