Isabel Lohre Blumenthal

by | Jun 24, 2021 | Obituaries

Brewster, N.Y.—Isabel Blumenthal passed away on June 14, 2021 in Brewster, N.Y. where she had lived since November 2015.

She previously lived in Glen Burnie, Md., Norfolk, Va. and New York City.

Isabel Carolyn Lohre was born on May 7, 1929 to Cantor Harvin Lohre and Beatrice Gotthelf Lohre, Manhattan, N.Y. Isabel graduated PS 87 in 1943 and Julia Richmond High School in 1947, both of Manhattan. She attended Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C.

On March 6, 1949, Isabel married Bernard Blumenthal, who predeceased her in 2007. Together, Isabel and Bernie raised three children: Hope Blumenthal (Michael O’Brien) of Brewster, Susie Herron (Kenny) of Arnold, Md. and Robert Blumenthal of Pearland, Texas. She was also the proud grandmother of Chaim O’Brien-Blumenthal, Nina Herron (Erin) and Zander Blumenthal.

Being raised in a musical home, Isabel had a great love and knowledge of classical music, especially opera. She and Bernie were also big Brooklyn Dodgers fans. While living in NYC, Isabel was very active with the Girl Scouts. Isabel and Bernie retired to Norfolk to be nearer to family where they were active in the Moose and Elk lodges. Isabel and Bernie loved going ballroom dancing at the lodges. Isabel loved her two poodles, Joshua and Gigi.

Isabel was predeceased by her brother, Cantor Julian Lohre, sister-in-law Estelle Sherman, and brother-in-law, Allen Sherman Sr. Isabel is also survived by sister-in-law, Rhoda Lohre and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk.