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Edith Blattner (Hamburger)

Also Known As: "Edie Blattner"
Birthplace: Braunschweig, Germany
Death: May 11, 2016 (85)
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Felix Hamburger and Luise Hamburger
Wife of Walter Martin Blattner
Mother of Private
Sister of Martin Hamburger

Managed by: Wendy Ann Hoechstetter
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About Edith Blattner

BLATTNER EDIE Edith Hamburger Blattner "Edie", age 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 a.m. Visitation 8:45-10 a.m. at Temple. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may 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.

Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from May 14 to May 16, 2016 - See more at:


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Edith Blattner's Timeline

April 10, 1931
Braunschweig, Germany
May 11, 2016
Age 85
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States