Edith H. "Edie" Blattner
May 11, 2016

Visitation Information

May 16 2016 - 8:45 am
Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood) Pittsburgh 15213

Funeral Information

May 16 2016 - 10:00 am
Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood) Pittsburgh, 15213

BLATTNER, EDIE: Edith Hamburger Blattner "Edie", 85, of Squirrel Hill, died Wednesday, May 11, 2016, after a long illness. She was predeceased by her husband of 39 years, Walter Blattner, and is survived by her son, Jeff Blattner, her granddaughter, Lily, of Bethesda, Maryland, her brother, Martin Hamburger of Pittsburgh, four nieces and nephews, and many, many friends. A native of Braunschweig, Germany, Edie and her family fled Nazi Germany and arrived in Pittsburgh on September 1, 1939, the day World War II started. She graduated Taylor Allderdice High School, where she finished second in her class, and attended Pennsylvania  College for Women (now Chatham University) before marrying Walter and supporting him in the creation and development of the Surrey Shops and J.B. Walter Company, and much of Walnut Street in Shadyside. She was a lover of classical music and opera, and will be remembered for her extraordinary kindness and generosity of spirit. Services at Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood), on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 10 AM. Visitation 8:45---10 AM at Temple. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, contributions should be sent to the National Kidney Foundation, 3109 Forbes Avenue, #101, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. www. schugar.com


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