KORN­BLAU, He­len,

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - WEATHER DESK -

age 93, passed peace­fully at her Cedarfield home on Oc­to­ber 11, 2017. A lov­ing wife, mother and grand­mother, He­len was a na­tive of Rich­mond. She was pre­de­ceased in 2014 by Sam Korn­blau, her hus­band of 66 years. She en­joyed spend­ing time with her fam­ily and friends, trav­el­ing, en­ter­tain­ing, play­ing card games and mahjongg. He­len is sur­vived by her daugh­ter, Zelda K. Sil­ver (Paul); sons, Barry M. Korn­blau (Mary), Bryan E. Korn­blau (Hunter); grand­chil­dren, Jef­frey Korn­blau, Melissa Korn­blau, Adam Sil­ver, Sara Korn­blau (An­drew Medlin), Lin­sey Korn­blau, Chelsea Korn­blau Tins­ley (Ja­son); and great­grand­son, Sam Korn­blau Tins­ley. She is also sur­vived by her dear and lov­ing friend, She­lia Paige Alls­brooks; step­grand­chil­dren, Nel­son, Car­son and Lu­cie Fisher; and won­der­ful care­tak­ers. Dur­ing their life­times, He­len and her hus­band, Sam con­trib­uted gen­er­ously to the VCUMCV Foun­da­tion Founders So­ci­ety. They funded the Sam and He­len Korn­blau Board Room at the Hen­rico Cul­tural Arts Cen­ter and made many char­i­ta­ble gifts to The Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion. Mu­tual pride in their Jewish her­itage and a be­lief in the im­por­tance of a strong Jewish ed­u­ca­tion led He­len and Sam to pro­vide vi­sion, moral and fi­nan­cial sup­port as found­ing mem­bers of Con­gre­ga­tion Or Atid. There they es­tab­lished and funded the He­len and Sam Korn­blau Re­li­gious School and a lead­er­ship gift to the Con­gre­ga­tion Or Atid En­dow­ment Fund. A pri­vate grave­side ser­vice will be held at Green­wood Memo­rial Gar­dens for fam­ily and close friends of He­len at noon on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13, 12609 Pat­ter­son Av­enue, Hen­rico, Va. The fam­ily will be present at Sab­bath ser­vices on Fri­day at 6:15 p.m., Con­gre­ga­tion Or Atid, 10625 Pat­ter­son Av­enue, Hen­rico, Va. Jewish tra­di­tion dis­cour­ages flo­ral ar­range­ments. In lieu of flow­ers, memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to "Con­gre­ga­tion Or Atid – ben­e­fit of He­len & Sam Korn­blau Re­li­gious School," or The Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion, "He­len & Sam Korn­blau En­dow­ment for Or Atid."

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