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Loretta Rosemary Goldblatt (Barnard)

July 29, 1943 — July 7, 2024

Kansas City

Loretta Rosemary Goldblatt (Barnard)

Rosemary “Sugar” GoldblattJuly 29, 1943 – July 7, 2024 Rosemary “Sugar” Barnard Goldblatt was born to loving parents, John Burr and Rosemary Barnard in St. Louis, Missouri, on July 29, 1943. She died July 7, 2024, surrounded by her devoted husband and family. Her legacy is defined by her love of her husband, family and generosity of spirit to all those she touched.Her father nicknamed her Sugar at age two, because of her charming, and sweet personality.

 In her 80 years on earth, she truly lived up to that name.In 1987, she married Nathan Goldblatt, her partner and best friend. They were so alike in their love of music, art, fine dining, shopping, and all things beautiful. Nathan is a skilled pianist and Sugar was a talented opera singer. She was a lyric soprano with a purity of voice that was vibrant and soaring. She attended St. Louis University, then was offered a voice scholarship to Avila College, Kansas City Missouri. 

She graduated from Avila where she earned a degree in English Literature in 1966, a testament to her lifelong passion for the written word.After graduation, she was a Social Worker, and High School English Teacher. She then taught for many years at the US Postal Service until she retired in 2005. She was a passionate educator, who wanted everyone to succeed. Sugar was an idealist; kind, compassionate and empathetic who thought everyone was basically inherently good and just needed encouragement to bring it out.She was adored by many, especially her sisters and brothers and nieces and nephews. She was the oldest daughter of 11 children and would spend time with their children individually, so they felt special and loved by their cherished aunt.An avid reader and writer, she especially liked the works of Dylan Thomas, John Updike and Robert Frost. She was a prolific photographer, and storyteller, sharing many stories from her childhood.She loved to quote Dylan Thomas,“Do not go gentle into that good night,Old age should burn and rave at close of day;Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

She leaves behind her husband, Nathan Goldblatt, five sisters, Mary Ellen Brady, Katie Linder, Sheila McAdam (Mike), Bridget Mancano (Joe) and Terry Barnard Penland; two brothers, Dan (Cindy) and Tom (Debbie), 26 nieces and nephews, and 36 great nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by one sister: Patty Sayers (Frank) and two brothers John (Lynne) and Jim.

“Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of EarthAnd danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirthof sun-split clouds,—and done a hundred thingsAnd, while with silent lifting mind I've trodThe high untrespassed sanctity of space,Put out my hand, and touched the face of God. ”John Gillespie Magee

Services will be held on Saturday July 20, 2024 at Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church - Wea;Wake at 10am, Rosary and Funeral Mass at  22779 Metcalf, Bucyrus, Kansas.

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Memorial Service

Saturday, July 20, 2024

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

Holy Rosmary Catholic Church

22779 Metcalf Rd, Bucyrus, KS 66013

Services will be held on Saturday July 20, 2024 at Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church - Wea;Wake at 10am, Rosary and Funeral Mass at 22779 Metcalf, Bucyrus, Kansas.

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