Donna Blumberg
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BLUMBERG, Donna It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Donna Blumberg on Sat. June 20th, 2020. Donna had been battling advanced cancer and after numerous chemo and radiation treatments, we stopped treatments and she left us soon after. Donna was born in Pittsburgh, PA on Star Wars day (May the Fourth). Her father was an Air Traffic Controller with the FAA and she had the opportunity to live in numerous cities including Massapiqua, Long Island, Cleveland, Chicago and eventually Austin, Tx. Her mother was a home maker supporting the family. She attended secreterial school in Florida and after starting work as a stenographer for the State of Texas, she started night school and earned a B.A. in Computer Science from St. Edwards University and became a HIlltopper. She was extremely intelligent and was a member of the Mensa society. She met her husband, Lenny in 1985 through a mutual friend and they married a few years later. Before long, Kimberly became part of the family and then Trey / Leo. Los Blumbergs became a family that was always a little bit different, very independent and always having fun. Donna was a computer specialist, instructor, web designer and project manager and enjoyed a long career with the State of Texas. After retirement, She and Lenny started their own computer services company which they ran successfully for many years. In addition to her work, she volunteered at Habitat for Humanity, LCRA and the Red Cross and was the Webmaster for the Building and Construction Tech dept. of ACC. Donna other love was dance - she started dancing ballroom semi-professionally and eventually spent many years as a dance instructor. She was an integral part of the the Judy Lee Dance Company for many years and performed an numerous venues in Austin including ABIA. In addition to dance, Donna was also an accomplished martial artist - Los Blumbergs practiced Karate together for a number of years and then Donna and Lenny practiced Aikido for well over a decade. Donna was a unique, multi-talented, caring, loving person and she will be greatly missed by her friends and family. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.

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Published in Austin American-Statesman on Jun. 28, 2020.
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July 9, 2020
I'm very sorry to hear of the passing of Donna. I learned a lot from Donna herself and from the AAUG. I wish everyone close to her comfort, peace, and all the happiest memories.
L Luza
Friend
July 6, 2020
very sad news, may she rest in peace...
rami f khater
Acquaintance
July 4, 2020
I just received the news from Austin and I am so sad to know that Donna has gone. We were in touch almost 2 years ago, right after Kent and I moved to Colorado Springs. I was hoping that Donna and Lenny would make it up to see us at some time. I met Lenny at TxDOT and then met Donna when my second husband John and I were invited to their home, when we lived in the same neighborhood. Donna and I saw each other occasionally at various computing workshops, conferences or groups. Always loved her. I'm sad I'll not see her again. She was such a joyful and delightful soul. She'll be greatly missed.
Janet Risovi
Friend
July 4, 2020
My sympathy to the Bloomberg family. I new Donna from the Adobe User Group, herdomain and through the North Austin Neighborhood. She impressed me with her energy and knowledge. I didn't realize how multitalented she was 'till reading the obit. She will be sorely missed. My thoughts are with the family.
Donna Pauler
Acquaintance
July 3, 2020
Donna was one of the most amazing students I ever had, her talent was incredible and her intellect was quite obvious. I was lucky to have her as a student for 2 semesters and work with her on some Homeland Security projects outside of school. Reading about her life now shows me the depth she never talked about. I'm so sorry to hear of her passing.
Michael McGar
Teacher
July 1, 2020
My deepest sympathy to the Blumberg family. I studied Karate with the family at Davis Elementary and enjoyed her company.
Ann Gleason
Acquaintance
June 29, 2020
My heart goes out to Lenny and family. Donna did an outstanding job keeping the Austin Adobe User Group going. She was a "super" woman when it came to working and sharing her knowledge with others. She will definitely be missed!
Sue Tedford
Acquaintance
June 28, 2020
Lenny and family, I'm so sad to hear of Donna's passing. The last time I saw her was years ago when your children were young at Deep Eddy Swimming Pool, where I still swim. She was so happy and sounded like her life was well lived. We were friends in the early 80's with Austin Skiers and somewhere I have a picture of her from the Membership Directory swimming in Lake Travis. Donna was always full of life and a kind wonderful friend. May peace be with you and your children. Please let me know when you are able to have a memorial service. Sincerely, Heidi Gibbons
Heidi & Gibbons
Friend
June 28, 2020
I taught Donna's son, Trey, in 3rd grade. Donna found time to help out in the classroom ALL the time! She was a very active room mother and member of the Davis Elementary PTA. Donna, supported us teachers in numerous ways!


Donna was by far the BEST dance student in our dance class
- instructed by Judy Lee.
(Judy Lee Dance Company)

The dancers will never forget Donna dancing alone with Judy Lee, our teacher, to 'The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy from Company B' at the Austin Bergstrom International Airport. Donna and Judy did this dance welcoming back soldiers, as they deplaned.
Judy Lee and Donna both were tap dancing so fast in milatary fatigues ~ it was utterly spectacular! No other dancer was able to keep up with these two phenomenal dancers!
Jeanne Murray
Teacher
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