Paul John Blumberg died Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at his sister's home in Piscataway. He was 80.
Born in Riga, Latvia to the late John and Erika (Daugulis) Blumberg, he graduated from Baldwinsville High School in Upstate New York. He attended the University of Chicago and graduated with a degree in chemistry from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Paul was well regarded in his field of precious metals and analysis working at Ledoux and Company in Teaneck, New Jersey and later Inspectorate America Corporation in Reno, Nevada. In retirement he returned to the East Coast to be near his grandchildren and extended family.
He was proud of his Latvian heritage and participated in many cultural organizations and activities. He was a lifelong member of the Letgalia Fraternity, a member of the Latvian Society of Priedaine in New Jersey and he attended the Latvian Lutheran Church of New Brunswick and Lakewood. When he wasn't spending time with his family, he enjoyed traveling the world.
Paul is survived by his wife of 53 years, Gunta (Kivulis) Blumberg; his son John E. Blumberg; two daughters – Laila Blumberg and Astrida Blumberg; three grandchildren – Alexandra, Clara and Landon; two brothers – Dr. Edwin Blumberg and Karl Blumberg; his sister Ligita Rafaels; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Gunar Blumberg.
Cremation was private under the direction of Selover Funeral Home in North Brunswick, New Jersey. Burial of the cremated remains will take place at the Latvian Memorial Cemetery in Catskills, New York at a later date.