Submitted by the family
Ronald Allen Goldblatt passed away on March 2, 2021 after a long illness. Ronald was born on November 25, 1932 in East Hanover, NJ. He graduated from Trenton State College in 1954 with a BS in Education and also earned a Master's in Education from Montclair State College in 1963. A voracious learner, he also completed numerous graduate level courses beyond his Master's. He began his Industrial Arts teaching career at Union High School in Union NJ, and after 3 years transferred to the West Morris Regional High School District where he remained until his retirement in 1988. He also served on the East Hanover Board of Education. In addition to teaching, he worked part-time in the construction industry for over 30 years with his brother. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.
Ronald is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Joy Goldblatt, daughter Debra Goldblatt of Hillsborough NJ, and son Jeffrey (Lisa) Goldblatt of Oviedo FL. He is also survived by two grandsons, Matthew Goldblatt of Nashville TN and Joshua Goldblatt of Aiken SC. He is predeceased by his parents, Barnett and Ida Goldblatt, brother, Emmanuel Goldblatt and sister Jean Duchan.
Ronald recently relocated to Winter Park FL after living in Palm City FL for over 26 years. He enjoyed working on house projects and was an avid woodworker. Ron and Joy loved travelling and especially enjoyed riverboat cruising in Europe, the US and Canada. A quintessential family man, Ron was most happy spending time with his grandsons and family.
A private funeral service was held a Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Mims FL with Cantor Kim Singer of Temple Shir Shalom officiating. The family requests that memorial donations be made to Temple Shir Shalom of Oviedo FL, Tom Cooper URJ Camp Fund or Temple Beth El of Hillsborough NJ Youth Scholarship Fund.