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Andrea Berry Kornblue

September 18, 1947 ~ August 18, 2018 (age 70)

Andrea Berry Kornblue

September 18, 1947 - August 18, 2018

Andrea Berry Kornblue, a loving wife and the mother of two children, passed away on August 18, 2018 surrounded by family after an extremely brave battle with cancer. She was 70 and the daughter of the late Lottie Capinski Berry and G. Horace Berry.

Left on earth to remember the laughter, love and good times are her husband of 43 years, Dr. Edwin Benjamin Kornblue and their children, Brandon Berry Kornblue (Drea) of Bonita Springs and Paige Kornblue Hunter (Andrew) of Boca Raton, and the sources of much of that love and laughter, her grandchildren Ty, Bryson, Trey, Maya, Clay and Cody. Also surviving are her brother Ronald (Penny), her niece Dawn, and cousins Lew, Arlene, Jolie and Allie Kimmel, Anita Focht, Charlene Boady, Chip Capinski, and lots of partners in fun.

Born Andrea Jayne Berry in Norristown, PA, she grew up an “Army brat.” Andrea’s father was a career military police officer and the family lived on American military bases in Tokyo, Japan, Fort Knox, Kentucky, Hanau, Germany and Schenectady, New York where Andrea attended a Polish middle school, and then to Camp Hill, Pennsylvania where she attended Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg. Andrea was a Student Council member, captain of the band front and four-year member of the basketball team—the only player with perfect hair, she would have told you. Andrea graduated from Bishop McDevitt in 1965 and went on to Shippensburg University, majoring in Sociology and Criminology. “Andie’s” college highlights included working as a probation officer, serving as social chairman of the college (responsible for booking bands for the weekly dances and campus events) and enjoying those good ‘ol college days with her ‘Happy House’ circle of friends.

Following college graduation, Andrea continued her probation officer work and also picked up jobs waitressing with a best friend on Martha’s Vineyard and teaching dance at an Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Her love of travel and adventure then took her to Germany (Berchtesgaden and Garmisch) for two years where she worked in hotel gift shops and at an Olympic Ice Skating Rink. Back in the U.S., while visiting family in South Florida, Andrea met the man she would marry, Dr. Ed Kornblue, D.D.S. They married at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in 1975 and shared years of joy while traveling and rearing their children.

Andrea loved volunteering, dancing, reading, cooking, skiing and tennis. She was active in her book clubs and a woman of extraordinary culinary and entertaining skills.  She was instrumental in the early days of Boca Raton Regional Hospital, serving on many Hospital Ball committees and was a Life Member of the Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League. She was also a longtime member of the Junior League of Boca Raton and Boca Raton Historical Society. Andrea loved volunteering at her children’s schools: Gulf Stream School, Boca Raton High School and St. Andrew’s School.

Andrea will be revered for her deep devotion to family, endless generosity of time and spirit, and ever-positive influence in our lives. She was the light at a gathering, the dazzling smile in a room, the gentle welcome to strangers and friends alike. We will always honor all that she did, but to borrow a thought from Maya Angelou, it was the way she made us feel that we will remember.

The Celebration of Life service in loving memory of Andrea Berry Kornblue will be held Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 11:00am at The Chapel of Saint Andrew (2707 NW 37th Street, Boca Raton, FL).

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Andrea’s name to the Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League, https://www.brrh.com/Volunteer/Donate-Pay-Membership.aspx, and the Junior League of Boca Raton, https://www.jlbr.org/system/donate_summary/


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