On Saturday September 3rd 2016 Laura Blumenthal reached out to BridgeBlogging.com and expressed an interest to hear from the community about her father after his passing on September 2nd 2016.
I just wanted to let people in the bridge community know that my father, Mark Blumenthal, passed away yesterday morning at the age of 74. Because of a stroke following a heart operation in 1977, he hadn’t seriously played bridge in many years, but I grew up hearing stories about bridge and the people who played it. I believe that he used to blog on this site and am sure that there are many people in the bridge community that know him, so I thought this might be the best way to inform people of his passing. His health got much worse in 2009 and he wasn’t able to get on the internet anymore, but I know that he very much enjoyed blogging here and being back in touch with old friends via the Internet. If anyone has any memories of him that they would like to share, I would be happy to hear from people. My email address is email@example.com
Our sympathies go out to the family and friends of Mark Blumenthal.