Neil Blumenfeld

Neil Blumenfeld


BLUMENFELD: Neil Blumenfeld, on Tuesday July 3, 2018. Beloved husband of Thelma, former husband of Zahava, father of Tal (Inbal) and Rona Blumenfeld. Stepfather of Charles (Amy) Tashbook, Linda Tashbook, Judy Tashbook-Safern, and Susie Stern. Grandfather of Omer, Geffen, Eshed, Karni, David, Rachael, Noah, Sarah, Jonah, Ellie, Jacob, Caleb, and Anna. Neil’s parents were Bernhardt and Marian Blumenfeld. Neil was born and raised in Pittsburgh, working as a teenager in his father’s small grocery store in Braddock. He attended Linden School and the Valley Forge Military Academy and went on to serve in the U.S. Navy. He fell in love with Israel and with Zahava when he traveled to Kibbutz Sha’ar HaGolan for what was supposed to be a six-month visit. He married Zahava and they raised their two children on the kibbutz. In mid-life, he returned to Pittsburgh and married Thelma (a.k.a. Tammy) Nathan Tashbook. At this point in his life, he was a manager at the Food Gallery grocery store. He and Tammy soon opened a knish factory called Knish & Tell, which they operated for six years. He then went to work in the front office at Carrick High School until retirement. Wherever he went, Neil made friends very easily and could be relied upon to help in any way that he was needed. Services were held at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. Interment Agudath Achim Cemetery, Forest Hills.

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