Stanley Goldblatt

Stanley Goldblatt

Stanley Goldblatt, age 91, loving husband of the late Katherine nee Klauber, loving father of Richard (Ester “Tess” Edelberg), Robert (Heidi Gray) and Thomas (Margie Muchin); proud grandfather of Annie, Andrew, Josh, Elizabeth, Alison, Daniel, Jackson and Lily; brother of the late Samuel Goldblatt (Gloria Rudman).

Service were held Sunday, Oct. 21 at Shalom Memorial Park, 1700 W Rand Road, Arlington Heights, IL. Interment at Sholom after the service.

In addition to being a loving husband, father and grandfather, Stan, or Dabs as he is known to his grandchildren, lived a wonderful, full life. He was blessed with the greenest of thumbs, as evidenced first by stunningly beautiful rose gardens, then full English gardens and culminating with a self-built, climate controlled greenhouse in which he raised rare and exotic orchids. He taught himself to be a photographer, in order to capture the beauty he created, and continued to use his photographic skills to document the many trips he and Katherine took all over the world.

As gregarious as they come, he made friends wherever he travelled. Born in 1927 in St. Louis, Mo., the second son of Polish immigrants, Stan grew up in an Orthodox Jewish home in which Yiddish was the primary language. He enlisted in the U.S Navy in 1945, then graduated from Washington University and married Katherine Klauber in 1953. About Katherine, his wife of fifty-four years, he would often say he was the “luckiest man in the world” and he truly was.

He began working for the H.W. Gossard Co., at the time a leading manufacturer and designer of intimate apparel for women, and became one of the top executives at the company, having a hand in designing the first foundation free bra and many other innovative products. He and his beloved Katherine fulfilled a dream by purchasing a home in their most favorite travel destination, Key West, where they spent many warm, sun soaked winters, and Chicago, where they spent the summer months for the sole purpose of being close to their beloved grandchildren.

Stanley Goldblatt will be dearly missed by all who loved him and his memory will be a blessing and live on for generations to come.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Rodef Sholom Temple Education Fund 401 City Center Blvd. Newport News, VA 23606