Dec. 30, 1916-July 11, 2020
Palo Alto, California
Margaret Weissbluth died on July 11, 2020 at her home at Palo Alto Commons. She was a well-loved member of the Stanford and Palo Alto community, having lived there for the past 70 years. Margaret had many friends who admired her cheerfulness and kindness and who shared her love of hiking, swimming, gardening, scrabble and crossword puzzles. Margaret graduated from Brooklyn College and worked as a nutrtion aide before marrying and having children. While her husband Mitch taught in the Applied Physics Department at Stanford, Margaret became an elementary teacher in the Whisman School District. Together they traveled extensively throughout the world. Following Mitch's death in 1982 and after her retirement, Margaret continued her travels with her sister Vivian. She also stayed in touch with hiking friends that she had met through the Sierra Club and her regular walks at the Dish. Margaret enjoyed dining at the Faculty Club and participating in Stanford Women's Club groups, senior exercise and tai chi classes. She was able to remain in her campus home until her 102nd birthday with the caring, generous, dedicated support of close friends. Her family is very grateful to the wonderful staff at Palo Alto Commons who provided gentle and affectionate care to Margaret in the past few months.
Margaret was born in New York in 1916 and grew up in Brooklyn, one of 10 children of Harry and Anna Hochhauser. She is pre-deceased by her husband, Mitchel and her son Tom and survived by her sons, Marc and Steve; daughter-in-law, Christina; her sisters, Vivian Levy and Dolly Perlstein; her grandchildren, Claire, Elliot, Jed, Michael and Daniel, and 8 great-grandchildren. For those who care to make a memorial contribution, donations to the Sierra Club will be appreciated. Remembrances can be shared at Gathering Us. https://www.gatheringus.com/memorial/margaret-weissbluth/4334