Marlene Blumberg, 84, of Utica, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017, at her residence, following a brief illness.
She was born on June 30, 1932, in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of the late Charles and Celia Ginsburgh Spatt. She and her family relocated to Detroit, MI, where she graduated from Detroit schools and attended Wayne State University. On Feburary 28, 1954, Marlene married Daniel Blumberg in Detroit, MI, then relocated to Utica where they raised their four children. Mr. Blumberg passed away May 22, 1984.
Marlene, for many years, was the office manager at Dr. Saul Finer Dental Office in Utica. She was an active member of Temple Emanu-El and its Sisterhood. Marlene enjoyed volunteering many hours for the Utica School District, where she was also active in the PTA, and Faxton Hospital. During her free time, she enjoyed doing puzzles, especially crossword and jigsaw puzzles. In her youth, Marlene was able to travel throughout the world creating lifelong memories. She loved to bake and garden, but her greatest love was her grandchildren and spending time with them.
She is survived by her son, Jeffrey Blumberg, of Rocky Hill, CT; her daughters and son-in-law, Gari-Anne Blumberg, of Tel Aviv, Israel, Michele Blumberg, of Whitesboro, and Andrea and Ken Johnson, of Milford; and her grandchildren, Derek Johnson and Danielle Johnson. Marlene was predeceased by her sister, Kay Kasander, and her brother-in-law, Lawrence Blumberg.
Her funeral will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at Temple Emanu-El, 2710 Genesee St., Utica, with Rabbi Cassi Kail officiating. Interment will be made in Temple Emanu-El Cemetery, New Hartford, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband.
Shiva will be observed 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, and 1-4 p.m., Thursday and Friday, at the family home.