James G. Blumenthal

In Memoriam

James G. Blumenthal

James Gordon Blumenthal

Born September 11, 1956, in New Haven, Connecticut, died peacefully in his home on December 23, 2015.
He was preceded in death by his father, Myron Blumenthal; maternal grandparents, Samuel and Sophie Singer Casher; and paternal grandparents, Isadore and Anna Gordon Blumenthal.
Jim is survived by his wife of 27 years, Stacy Johnson Blumenthal; daughter, Emily Paige Blumenthal; sons, Matthew Samuel Blumenthal and Michael Rhoads Blumenthal. He is also survived by his mother, Gertrude Casher Blumenthal; sister, Susan Rosenholtz (Ira); sister-in-law, Chris Willson (George); brothers-in-law, David Johnson (Linda), Dr. James Johnson (Linda) and Mark Johnson (Jill); and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jim had a wonderful life filled with many personal and professional accomplishments. At the time of his death, he was an Executive Vice President and the Chief Financial Officer of First Washington Realty, Inc. Prior to joining First Washington in 1986, Jim was a certified public accountant with international accounting firm Grant Thornton. He was a graduate of George Washington University and received his Master's degree in Taxation from American University. He served on the advisory committee of American University's Master of Science in Real Estate program, the Board of Advisors of the George Washington University School of Business, and the George Washington University Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis. Jim was the treasurer of Lupus Therapeutics and formerly served on the Board of Trustees of Green Hedges School in Vienna, Virginia.
Jim was a gentleman. He had an astoundingly kind heart and generous nature. He found the good in everyone and touched so many lives. Jim truly treasured his multitude of friends from both personal and business relationships. He was a devoted and loyal employee and found great pleasure and satisfaction in his work. He was a dedicated San Francisco Giants and UConn fan and loved basketball, whether playing or just watching a game.
Above everything, the loves of his life were his wife and his children, whom he adored and cherished. He was a voice of reason, and his children truly regarded him as their hero. Jim will be greatly missed by all whose lives he touched.

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