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Passed away on June 19, 2023 at age 75. She was predeceased by her husband, Daniel J. Blumenthal; her parents, William “Bill” and Bess (Melin) Raskind; her grandparents, Fannie (Kremer) and Morris Raskind and Fanny (Pertsofsky) and Philip Melin; her biological parents, Lotta (Feitelberg) Chester and Joel Ginzberg; and her uncle, Sam Feitelberg.

She is survived by her beloved and loving partner, Ronald B. “Ronnie” Gould; her loving daughters and sons-in law, Shira and Benjamin Simon and Elana and Shmuel Kahn; her grandchildren, Chana, Dovid, Tzipora, and Gavriella Kahn; her sister, Regina Koch-Mart; her aunt, Gail Feitelberg; and many cousins and dear friends.

Peggy was born on November 12, 1947 in Ithaca and arrived in Rochester the day after Thanksgiving. She was a lifelong resident of Brighton, graduating from Brighton High School in June 1965. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1969, receiving a BA in biology, and from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce in 1971 with an MBA in Finance.

She worked for General Foods until the early 1980s, and then ran a small business selling personalized invitations and gifts. For many years, she sang with the Genesee Valley Orchestra and Chorus and loved to go on cruises and travel the world. Her camel collection is legendary.

Funeral services will be held THURSDAY June 22, 2023 at 2 PM at Temple Beth El (139 Winton Rd. S.). For those unable to attend in person. CLICK HERE to livestream the service.

A procession will follow to Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Following the funeral, the family will sit Shiva at 320 Council Rock Avenue in Brighton on THURSDAY from 7 – 9 PM, FRIDAY from 2 – 5 PM and SUNDAY from 2 – 4 PM and 7 – 9 PM. CLICK HERE for a map to the Shiva House.

The family will also sit Shiva on Thursday, June 29 from 5:00-8:30 PM at the home of Shira and Ben Simon in Arlington, Virginia.

Contributions in Peggy’s memory may be made to Jewish National Fund, Blossburg (PA) Town Library, PJ Library, and the University of Pennsylvania Class of 1969 Gift Fund.

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