Published: August 16, 2011
Gerald Kornblau of Claverack died July 24 at his home. He was 82. Gerald was an American folk art dealer and photographer whose love for folk art was evident as he frequented antiques shows throughout the United States and in his displays at the Winter Antiques Show in New York City until his retirement.
Born in New York City on August 12, 1928, he was the son of Sadie and Sam Kornblau, and a veteran of the Korean conflict.
Survivors include three children and their spouses, Seth and Deena Kornblau, Stephanie and David Fisher and Erika and Gadi Amit; one brother, Seymour, and his wife Esther, Kornblau, and grandchildren Adam Michael Amit, Andie Audrey Amit, Alexa and Matthew “Matty” Ford Kornblau. He was predeceased by his wife Audrey Joyce (Bernstein) Kornblau.
Funeral services were conducted on July 26 with Rabbi Alan Block officiating. Burial in the family plot followed at Beth Moses Cemetery in Farmingdale, N.Y. Arrangements were with McDonald-Valenti-Richards Funeral Home.
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