I am truly sorry to learn, belatedly, of Dr. Blumberg's passing, and send my sincere and heartfelt sympathy and condolences to you, Jean, and your family. I last saw both of you at Sam Maitin's memorial tribute several years ago.
Jean, George, Noah and the rest of the family.
May we all be thankful for having known such a fine human being, the very quintessential mench. We will miss his company, his presence while staying with us during his many visits to NASA and SETI. And the deep scientific discussions I, Sheldon, have had these more than 30 years since our meeting in Beijing in 1977.
Our deepest sympathies to all. Mimi and Sheldon Breiner
May you find comfort from the loss of your loved one through conversations with family and friends. Dr. Blumberg's achievements and love of life and helping those who where ill find a better life will not go un-noticed.
Sincerely, Sharon Velasco
My sincere condolences to the Blumberg family. May the God of comfort be with you during your grief. 2Cor.1:3-5
Our deepest sympathy. We will always have fond memories of the times we shared with your family in Glenside.
Al & Rita LaRocca and daughters
rest in peace and be with the angels you deserve it.
I will miss you so much.
To the Family: Many have fond memories of their beloved dead and admit to the emotional need to see them again. Our loving Creator is not unfeeling about this normal desire.For God has promised that the time will come when millions will be reunited with their loved ones.---Daniel 12:2:13
May the God of all comfort be with the Blumberg family in your time of sorrow.
Our heartfelt condolences are to you, family, friends and acquaintances.
"In themselves the days of our years are seventy years; And if because of special mightiness they are eighty years, Yet their insistence is on trouble and hurtful things; For it must quickly pass by, and away we fly. 12 Show [us] just how to count our days in such a way That we may bring a heart of wisdom in." - Psalm 90:10,12
"He is healing the brokenhearted ones, And is binding up their painful spots." - Psalm 147:3.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
What an intelligent man, to discover the Hepatitis B virus and also the vaccine that has helped so many indivdual and will continue to help others. I am very sorry for your great loss. In the near future on a grander scale no resident will say, " I am sick." Isaiah 33:24 -for our Heavenly Father will wipe away all sickness forever. May you all throw your anxieties on him, because He cares for you.
Wishing you and your family strength and peace at this difficult time. From your home away from home.
Debbie (Poffenberger) Toms
Sharpsburg, md. 21782
I am writing to extend my condolences to the family of Dr. Blumberg. My aunt was his administrative assistant at Fox Chase Cancer Center for many years, and loved working for "Barry". She considered him not only a boss, but also a friend. She always told her nephews how Dr. Blumberg would ask about us and it was clear he was genuinely interested in her and her family. When each of us graduated from university, he gave her a signed copy of his Nobel Prize paper to give to us, with encouragement for us in our professional endeavors. Although I never met Dr. Blumberg personally, I can say that he had a great impact on my aunt, and will be sorely missed. His impact on the world and on many individuals was great, and for that we can all be thankful. Again, deepest sympathies to the Blumberg family on the passing of a great man.
I offer my condolences to the family during this time of sudden sorrow.
Baruch, only a recent acquaintance of mine in the past year in a small bi-weekly Torah study group, is a man now missed not only because of the work he had done.........but for that which he still had left to do. The man's intellect and renaissance curiosity was seemingly limitless. I also find it ironic that his analysis leading to his discovery of the antigen for the hepatitis B virus was virtually a scientific "midrash". Baruch was an amazing man who will continue to live in our thoughts and in scientific breakthroughs yet to come.
With sadness and fondness.............Curtis J. Roth
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow, as you reflect on the patriarch Abraham who was willing to give his son, Issac, as a sacrifice because he knew God had the power to resurrect him. He reckoned him the God of the living and the dead, because his strong faith helped him to realize that according to the promise, death would be completely eliminated.
god bless you for discovering the hepatitis b virus. if it weren't for you there would be people out there who are sick who would not know what they have.
I was so sorry to learn of the sudden death of your beloved husband and father. George, I think I met you at your Bar Mitzphah. I first met Dr. Blumberg in 1967 when he hired me knowing I could be a "possible" source for international blood samples as a Medical Mission Sister. He was right. I collected and sent back to Philadelphia serum samples from the cord blood of mothers in New Delhi, India. Another hypothesis....does the antigen cross from mother to baby? I loved his staff lunch meetings with hoagies and hypothesis.
I will always remember his kindness and compassion toward me. His work for our world is everlasting.
I wish each of you during this time of your deep sorrow and sadness and in the days ahead-- all the Love your hearts can hold.
Dr. Blumberg was one of the greatest people I have ever met. He was as kind as he was brilliant and curious. His work led to the saving of millions of lives. So much changed for the good because of him, and nothing will be the same without him. As important as he was, he had endless time for me and our students, meeting with us all, just last week. This is an enormous loss to the medical and scientific community, and to our research, in particular.
May it comfort you to know there will be a time when "no one will say,'I am sick'". - Sher, Indiana
What a wonderful legacy that he left in the field of medicine.
re of meeting Dr. Blumberg when I was cultural advisor to the late Robert P. Casey. We had created an annual Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts, Humanities and Sciences. Dr. Blumberg was awarded the Science Award during that period. The awards were inspired by the founding motto of the American Philosophical Society, "in pursuit of useful knowledge." I visited Dr. Blumberg at Bailliol College some years later and we had lunch in the senior common room there. I was proud that he recalled to his colleagues who lunched with us the special experience this Nobel laureate had in Harrisburg at our award ceremony and symposium. Indeed he brought a bus load of family, friends and Fox Chase colleagues to Harrisburg for the event.
Last fall I saw him at the reunion of Governor's Award recipients at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. We reminisced--and he told me about his work with NASA. I subsequently invited him to speak in Scranton on Interdependence Day, September, 2011--as he had such a profound knowledge of interdependence, even at the galactic level. He declined graciously, He was more than vibrant--his brilliance, his ahead-of-the-curve work lit up the room--the world!
My sincere condolences to his family. His pioneering work in medicine, his curiosity, his shining light into the future will be a lasting legacy to all who knew him and to the countless people whose lives he affected.
Sondra Myers, Senior Fellow for International, Civic and Cultural Projects, the University of Scranton
Our sincere condolences to Dr. Blumberg's family, We were so sorry to hear of your loss. May our Heavenly Father, the God of comfort and tender mercies be with you. With deep sympathy
Our sincere condolences to the family. May your memories bring you comfort and strength during this difficult time. Our prayers are with you. John 5:28,29
My thoughts and prayers are with the Blumberg family. May the God of Comfort be with you.
Dr. Blumberg even though I never met you, I just want to thank you for extending and/or saving so many lives due to your research. You are truly one of God's angels on loan to the universe...now you're back home-Heaven. May God bless you and your family.
Dear Jean and family,
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in this time of sorrow.
Ellie and Doug Lawrence
Thank you Dr. Blumberg.
May you be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. Our mother was Gussie Blumberg Peck, o.b.m. from Chester, Pa.
Our deepest sympathies from your old friends in Glenside.
I am truly sorry for the pain that you all are feeling right now. We are all grateful for the hard work Mr. Blumberg did in helping people world wide. Isiah 33:24 tells us that soon no resident will say I am sick. What a beautiful promise from God.
May God's many blessings bring peace to his beloved family.
Psalms 23. Joyce & Joe
My condolences to the family of a great scientist who served humanity. He will always be remembered in the annals of medical science. As a teacher of medicine, I present his groundbreaking work in a lecture" the Conquest of Hepatitis B" that I give to the infectious diseases fellows
Dr Baruch Blumberg will always be remembered for his hard work and success, and greatly missed by many.
THANK YOU SIR,AND GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY.
my prayers are with all of you ! god bless
My deepest sympathies to all who mourn this great man's death. The world is indeed a smaller place without him.
My condolences to the Blumberg family on the loss of Dr. Blumberg. May God comfort you in your time of sorrow. Dr. Blumberg will always be remembered for his many contributions to this world.
To the the family of Dr Blumjberg - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
Dear Jean, children, and grandchildren,
We will miss Dr. Blumberg very much. He was a great man and scientist. We will always remember his humor and wisdom and will continue to enjoy the pictures of you two at our children's Bar and Bat Mitzvahs and weddings. He was the one who brought us to Philadelphia from the San Francisco Bay area by offering Mark a research position in his department at the Fox Chase Cancer.
Rene and Mark Feitelson
Thank you and may you now rest in peace.