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Joseph W. Blumenthal

Joseph W. Blumenthal died on 21 March 2021.

The Funeral was A PRIVATE FAMILY GRAVESIDE SERVICE on Wednesday, 24 March 2021 at 2:00 PM .

Rabbi Harold Loss and Cantor Neil Michaels officiated.

Click to watch a video of the recorded service.

JOSEPH W. BLUMENTHAL, 93, of Southfield, died peacefully surrounded by family on March 21, 2021. Born in Pittsburgh, Joe’s parents moved to Cleveland, where he grew up and later attended Western Reserve University and graduated from University of Toledo Pharmacy School. After practicing pharmacy for ten years, Joe changed careers, moving his family to Detroit and opening his first Lafayette Radio Electronics Associate Store. Over the next twenty years, he opened thirteen Lafayette stores all over Michigan.

Joe’s love of business and innovation was second only to his love for family. He is survived by his beloved wife, Nancy. They were college sweethearts sharing over 69 wonderful years together. He was immensely proud of their children, Barton (Carmel) of Adelaide, Australia, Dr. Nina Blumenthal (Dr. Scott Corin) of Massachusetts, and Eric (Tricia) Blumenthal of Tennessee. He was also proud of his grandchildren Sam Blumenthal, Emily Blumenthal (Colin Atwater, fiance), Stephanie Blumenthal, Aron Corin and Sarah Corin (Adam Halvorsen). Blessed with an amazing mind, Joe was a voracious reader who could recall all sorts of information. He loved current events and world news.

Our world will be a harsher place without his twinkling brown eyes and warm, friendly smile.

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Joseph W. Blumenthal may do so by making a contribution to:

American Civil Liberties Union
2966 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
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Beaumont Health Foundation
P.O. Box 5802
Troy, MI 48007-9627
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