Blumberg, Arnold

July 23, 2006

ARNOLD BLUMBERG, professor of History at Towson University for forty years, passed away in Jerusalem on July 10, 2006. He was born in Philadelphia in 1925, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Louis Blumberg, and served in the United States army during World Was II. In 1952 he earned his Ph. D from the University of Pennsylvania. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he is survived by his wife of 51 years, Thelma Alpert Blumberg. Children are Raphael Blumberg and Eva Blumberg Livnat of Israel, Michael Blumberg of Baltimore, son-in-law Noam Livnat, and daughter-in-law Mona Frankovitz Blumberg. Grandchildren are Ora Livnat Binyamin, Ben-Yosef Livnat, Rachel Livnat, Odeya Livnat, Yehuda Livnat, Nava Chaya Livnat, Zeev Blumberg, Yonatan Blumberg, Tzipora Blumberg and Tehila Blumberg. Much respected by colleagues, and revered by students as an incomparable teacher, he served as Professor of History at Towson University from 1958 to 1998. In 1995 he was winner of the Towson University President's award for distinguished service to the University. A scholar of European diplomatic history, he was the author of seven books published by University Presses, and numerous articles which appeared in distinguished journals. His research was acclaimed by scholars world wide. For thirty-eight years he was a member of Shearith Israel Synagogue, and authored a history of that congregation.

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