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BLAU--Harvey R., businessman, philanthropist, and community leader died on January 19, 2018 at age 82. Beloved husband of Arlene for 53 years. Revered father of Stephanie and Ron Kramer, Melissa Blau, Victoria and Paul Orlin. Proud grandfather of Nicole and Danielle Kramer and Edward and Sophia Orlin. Devoted brother of Dr. Jeffrey and Lynn Blau. Funeral services 11am on Sunday, January 21st at Temple Emanu-El, Fifth Ave at East 65th St., NYC. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to NYU Langone Health, Development Department, 1 Park Avenue, 5th Fl. NY, NY 10016 (212) 404-3711.

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Published in New York Times on Jan. 20, 2018.
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February 3, 2018
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
January 30, 2018
I am so sad to hear this. My heart goes out to Arlene and family. Harvey was a dear dear man and I loved him like a father. What a pleasure he was to work with and our conversations were always lively, fun and enlightening. He will be sorely missed. Heaven is blessed to have him.
Joanne DiMauro
January 26, 2018
Wilder Penfield
January 23, 2018
Harvey was a great man a businessman, philanthropist, and community leader.
G-d bless Harvey memory and that the family should know no more sorrow.
Michael Kalisman
January 23, 2018
My deepest sympathies to Arlene and family. Mr. Blau was always one of my most interesting and sweetest clients. I will miss talking about cameras and photography with him, but I will certainly cherish the memories. I am so saddened by his loss and you are all in my thoughts.
Cyndi Shattuck
January 23, 2018
May the wonderful memories of your Dear One forever shine brightly in your heart & May the precious memories shared continue to sustain you. Psalms 116:15
F. G.
January 23, 2018
To his family and friends. My deepest condolence to you. And may our godly father bring comfort and peace to you all. Mathew 5:4
January 22, 2018
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 119:76.
January 22, 2018
Our beloved grandfather. You will always be in our hearts. Love forever, Nicole & Danielle Kramer
January 22, 2018
My heart goes out to the friends and family for the loss you must be feeling for your beloved Harvey. So sad to lose someone so loved and needed. May you find comfort in prayer and in one another. - (Jeremiah 29:12,13)
January 21, 2018
Dear Arlene, our heartfelt condolences for you and the children, warm hugs .....
Anna and Manny
Anna and Emanuel Nadler
January 20, 2018
To The Blau Family:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. Memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Please accept our deepest sympathy.

Ronnay & Barry Jay
Barry Jay
January 20, 2018
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 20, 2018
To my new lovely friends, so very sorry you lost your husband, father, and grandfather. What a great one he was! Prayers for each of you.
Amy Herman
Amy Herman
January 20, 2018
To the Blau Family: My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends during this difficult time. I hope that the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 can bring comfort. Knowing that there's a hope for the ones we have lost in death can be so reassuring.
January 19, 2018
May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this very sad time
Psalms 29:11
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