Dr. Edwin B. Kornblue – treasured husband, father, grandfather, friend, protector, provider, photographer, tennis partner, captain, coach, dentist, and true blue Michigan man – passed away peacefully in his home in Boca Raton, Florida on August 4, 2020.
Dr. Kornblue was a graduate of the High School of Science in New York City, the University of Michigan and New York University, College of Dentistry (1956).
He then entered the United States Navy (Dental Corps) and served on active duty for three years as the dental officer aboard the Battleship U.S.S. Iowa (BB-61), the U.S.S. Tidewater (AD-31) and the 6th Fleet Flagship, U.S.S. Newport News (CA-148). He remained as a Naval reservist for 27 years, achieving the rank of Captain (Dental Corps) USNR.
Dr. Kornblue was one of the pioneers in the private practice of dentistry in Boca Raton, opening his first office in 1961. As his practice evolved, he eventually focused on Restorative, Cosmetic and Perio-Prosthetic Dentistry. Dr. Kornblue was a member of several professional groups including Federation Dentaire Internationale, the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association and the Palm Beach County Dental Society. He was also an associate member of the American Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Kornblue was a longtime member, organizer and officer of the Palm Beach Junior College Dental Research Clinic, acting as its President in 1977-78. In addition, Dr. Kornblue was one of the original dental staff members of the Boca Raton Community Hospital, now known as the Boca Raton Regional Hospital.
As a longtime member of the Boca Raton Resort & Club, Dr. K could often be found on the tennis courts, if not at his office. At one time, he achieved a state ranking #3 in Men’s Junior Veteran Doubles and #24 in Singles. Ed Kornblue never hesitated to support and celebrate his children, grandchildren and friends in all of life’s endeavors. He stood by what he believed in (especially University of Michigan Athletics!) and had a true love of learning and living.
Dr. Ed Kornblue was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Andrea Berry Kornblue. He is survived by his loving children, son Brandon Berry Kornblue (Drea) of Bonita Springs and Paige Kornblue Hunter (Andrew) of Boca Raton as well as his six adoring grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life service will be held once it is safe for family and friends to gather, hug, toast and… as Dr.K requested “roast in good humor”… the man we all dearly miss.
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