Marie Rosenblatt, 97, who once played a piano concert for the Russian royal family at the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, now the Hermitage museum in Leningrad, died Sunday at the Jewish Convalescent and Nursing Home after a heart attack.
Graveside services were being held today at the South Hill Hebrew Cemetery in York, Pa.
The former Marie Kagan was a native of Leningrad. Her father owned a jewelry store that was patronized by members of the court.
She gave the piano concert as a member of the honors class of her school.
Though other family members had left Russia, she and her husband, Dr. Joseph Alter Rosenblatt, remained several years after the 1917 revolution in hopes of better times. When those hopes faded and the Communist government detained Dr. Rosenblatt, Mrs. Rosenblatt and her oldest child made their way alone to Hamburg, Germany.