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Rita Blasser

1927 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Rita Blasser Obituary
Blasser, Rita Mallett Rita Mallett Blasser died un-expectedly on April 10, 2014. Rita was born in Brooklyn in 1927 and moved to Dallas at the age of ten. She graduated from Highland Park High School, and later returned to school and completed a Masters in Fine Arts at SMU. Rita leaves a legacy of talent, knowledge and love. Her accom-plishments were many. Her first job at a young age was as a fashion designer in her father's clothing manufacturing business. She later became an accomplished profession-al artist working in painting, photography, jewelry making, sculpture, and printmaking. She was a connoussieur of the arts with a great love for opera, classical and pop music, theater and movies, and she was a passionate and supportive advocate of liberal politics, accessible quality education, and art in any form. She has been referred to by her peers as an artistic genius. She will be missed by her family and friends. Rita was preceded in death by parents Joseph and Kate Sidran, husbands Herbert Mallett, Marvin Blasser and Brian Dubin. She is survived by her devoted sister and brother-in-law, Sheila and Sam Giller, her daughters Debbie Angel, Lisa Lax, and Amy Mallett, and by nine grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at Temple Emanu-El in the Lefkowitz Chapel, 8500 Hillcrest Avenue, Dallas, on Sunday, April 13 at 11:30 a.m., followed by a graveside service at Sparkman-Hillcrest Ceme-tery, 7405 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas. Memorial donations may be made to Brookhaven College Art Department Scholarship Fund, the Rita Blasser Brookhaven College Printmaking Fund, or Project Lom-dim at Temple Emanu-El, Dallas.

Published in Dallas Morning News on Apr. 12, 2014
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