SARATOGA SPRINGS — David Blatt, 100, a resident of the Home of the Good Shepherd in Saratoga Springs, passed away Sunday morning February, 16.
He lived a long and healthy life, and was known for his effervescent personality and his penchant for singing “old classics.”
He was a veteran of World War II, having spent four years in the U.S. Army 47th Bomber Squadron, serving in the South Pacific. David spent his entire working career at Espey Mfg. & Electronics Corp., retiring as Manager of the Shipping Department 25 years ago.
A diehard New York Yankees fan, David saw the likes of Ruth and Gehrig in person. He really loved going to the races, both for Standardbreds and Thoroughbreds. He was passionate about his cigars and eating. He enjoyed listening to talk radio, especially Rush Limbaugh. David truly adored the ladies and spent many winters vacationing in Miami Beach.
David was born in Brooklyn on June 22, 1913 and was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Fanny Blatt; his brothers, Jack Blatt and Joseph Blatt; his sisters, Claire Braunstein, Pearl Weinberg, Freida Pinsley, Anne Potoker and Rose Falkenstein.
Survivors include his sister, Goldie Brian of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, his nephew Howard Pinsley of Saratoga Springs, his great nephew Barry Potoker of Saratoga Springs and numerous other nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces.
He was a one of a kind character who will be missed.
Funeral services will be held at Congregation Shaari Tfille, 84 Weibel Avenue in Saratoga Springs on Tuesday, February 18 at 2 p.m.
Burial will follow at the Jewish Community Center Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes of 628 North Broadway (518) 584-5373.
Contributions may be made to Congregation Shaari Tfille, 84 Weibel Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com.