Lillian Goldblat, 96, of Hollywood, Fla., died Nov. 2, 2013. She was born in and grew up in Newark. After her marriage in 1938, she lived in Union for 20 years before moving to Springfield for 20 years. In 1986 she moved to Pembroke Pines, Fla., and then to Israel in 2006 before returning 10 months, settling in Hollywood.
For fifteen years Mrs. Goldblat worked as bookkeeper for her husband’s company, Victor W. Goldblat, CPA.
She was the accompanist for 18 years for the Shiru Nah singing group in northern New Jersey, which raised funds for Jewish projects. In Hollywood, she joined the Choruspondents, a choral group for seniors, serving as president.
She was a life member of Hadassah, Jewish Women International, ORT, and National Council of Jewish Women and a charter member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC.
Predeceased by her husband, Victor W., in 1986, she is survived by two daughters, Myrna Hoffman of Seattle and Sally Gazit of Israel; a brother, Arnold Mirsky of Fanwood; a sister, Rae Kane of Tamarac, Fla., and Cranford; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held Nov. 4 with arrangements by Levitt-Weinstein Memorial Chapel, Hollywood. Memorial contributions may be made to Hadassah.