Lloyd Kornblatt, 96, of South Brunswick died Nov. 27, 2019. He was born and raised in Metuchen.
A veterinarian in the Metuchen-Edison area, Dr. Kornblatt began his veterinary career working with large and small animals. He took care of Rahway State Prison’s dairy herd and the prize Black Angus bulls of oil magnate Armand Hammer. With his wife Dolores serving as his business manager, he built Metuchen Veterinary Hospital into a busy small-animal practice that served the community for more than 50 years.
He was a 1944 graduate of Rutgers University’s School of Agriculture and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1947.
An avid sportsman, he bowled, golfed, played softball, tennis, ran marathons, and competed in shorter road races well into his 70s. He fished and hunted on the East Coast and in Canada into his 90s. He also acted in a theater group at Neve Shalom in Metuchen. A strong supporter of Israel, he traveled to the country many times, beginning in 1959 and as visiting as recently as 2018.
Predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Dolores (Nelson), in 2017, he is survived by his daughter, Madelyn K. Sikoryak of Middletown; two sons, Ephraim and Marc, both of Israel; and six grandchildren.
Arrangements were handled by Crabiel Parkwest Funeral Chapel, New Brunswick.