In Memory

Tom Gildenblatt passed away May 8, 2020.  

Tom met his wife, Phyllis (Gottlieb) Gildenblatt, in high school. After graduating from Woodward High School, he spent a short time in the Air Force before he and Phyllis were married in 1963. They remain married for 56 years! He recently said they spent their whole lives together.  He lived in Texas since 1976, and was interred in the Gildenblatt Mausoleum at Moore Memorial Garden, Arlington, Texas.

Tom had 3 children and 7 grandchildren. He gained his business experience in the early 70's at IBM in San Francisco, CA before taking a leap of faith and moving his family to Iowa to help grow a small ad firm. After acquiring the company a few years later, he would grow the company with his best friend and his children into a national company with hundreds of employees. He spent the next 44 years of his life in Texas always surrounded by family and friends. He was a husband and father first and loved traveling with them more than anything else in the world. Tommy was loved by everyone who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Anne Gildenblatt; and; his brother, Alan Gildenblatt; and his Step-Mother, Irene Gildenblatt and his beloved son, Brad Gildenblatt. Tom is survived by his wife, Phyllis Gildenblatt; his sister, Marsha Alcorn; his son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Heather Gildenblatt; his daughter, Staci Gildenblatt; his daughter in law, Pam Gildenblatt; his grandchildren: Conner Gildenblatt and his fiancé, Kennedy Johnson, Caitlin Gildenblatt, Cale Gildenblatt, Cileigh Gildenblatt, Ethan Kenyon, Evyn Gildenblatt, and Cadence Carr; his nephew, Marc Alcorn; and niece Brittinie Alcorn and her fiancé Natasha Brito; and niece Bryle Alcorn; and so many more loving relatives and great friends all over the country.

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CLASSMATES

2020
Ronald Baker  
Tom Gildenblatt  
Ginger Tietmeyer (Zappin)  

2019
John Labavitch  
Kenneth C. Schray  
Sanford L. Weinstein
William H. Wells  

2018
Barbara Buchholz (Dorman)  
David A. Glenn  
Steven Goodman  
Carol Kemper (Dubois)  
David Mahan  
David A. Norfolk  

2017
Lois Brewer (Ell)  
Richard Levy  
Jon D. Murphy  
William O'Hair  
Lucille Weinschelbaum (Rickard)  
George Wheeler  

2016
Frank Ciboch  
Carol Flanagan (Anaruma)  
Barbara Lauterbach (Ruxton)  
James Michael Miller  
Maureen Rodd (Osterman)  

2015
Rosalie Berman (Fialkoff)  
James F. Bowers  
Larry Halter  
Louis Hoeweler  
Stuart Jenss  
Sanford Kahn  
Carol Karovsky (Barnett)  
Toni Williams (McHugh)  

2014
Carol Kammann (Wessel)  

2013
Patricia Albright (Wallace)  
Sheila Charkins (Freeman)  
Lorna Dalton (Lang)  
Marcine Dilling (Wedig)  
Linda Krasne (Fish)  
Leonard Nipper  
Lois Woodyard (Bisping)  

2012
Sandra Sheff (Bernstein)  
Gary Steuer  

2011
Judith DeBord (Tower)  
Joseph Dennis  
Judith Frakes (Porter)  
Bertram Jacobs  
Sharon Nunnelly (Squeri)  

2010
Joe Boone  
Jacqueline Golding (Sachs)  
Thomas N. McGraw  
Melvin Wahlert  

2009
Ronald W. Thomas  

2008
John Hulick  
Dennis Klepper  
Thomas W. Louman  

2007
Mitchell J. Fram  
Cynthia Grogg (Rosser)  

2006
Carol Depoi (Forson)  

2005
Roberta Sharp (Gutzwiller)  

2003
Cookie Camins (Rothenberg)  
Ralph R. Yockey  

2002
Ron Brinkerhoff  
Sherry Hailstone (Schifrin)  
Patricia Ireland (Bullock)
Susan Lominac (King)  
Carlo Martellotti  
Thomas Otto Jr.  
Jerry Rosenwald  

2001
Harold Bear
Susan Herrick (Vockell)  

2000
Sara Daniels (Lambing)  
Shirley Dice (Carter)  

1999
William Burkey
George Conley
Stephen Korb

1998
Thomas A. Multner
Patricia Trachsel (Levering)  

1996
Cecil Burlew  

1992
Robert Klein  
Lawrence D. Usher  

1991
Susan Sloman (Levine)  

1990
Michael Frank  
Judy Mangus (Stevens)  

1986
Michael Linder  

1984
Rebekah Crocker (Stewart)  
James Wyler

1980
Jeff Kreindler

1975
Barry E. Beckham  

1973
Marcia Claybon

1969
William Salzer  

1967
Alden G. Mosher  
Yvonne Sachs (Rosenfield)  

DECEASED YEAR UNKNOWN
Judy Bolton
Dorothy Braunstein
Michael Glaser
Barbara Gold  
Larry S. Grooms
Mary Hunt
Lois Karp (Rabenstein)
Elizabeth Kincer
Rosalind Levitt
James Maddux
Diane V. McCleary (Diane V. McCleary)
Norman B. Menze
Edward Nelson
Ronald Parkin  
Linda Rubin
Stephen Schwartz  
Arthur H. Shaw
Pearce G. Todd
 
GUESTS

2019
Wanda R Lunsford  

2015
Charles Warman  

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