Joseph Blumenthal

Class of 1972

Joe was born in 1916 in Philadelphia. A graduate of Cheltenham High School, he received his bachelor of arts degree, cum laude, from Harvard University in 1935.

Following graduation, he joined the family-owned Blumenthal Brothers Chocolate Co. of Philadelphia, a company established by his father and uncles. Joe worked for the company throughout his long career of service to the confectionery industry.

In 1942, he entered the U.S. Army Air Corp, where he rose from the rank of private to captain. Following his discharge in 1946, he returned to the family company where he served as sales manager of the confectionery department until his retirement in 1981.

During his career, Joe was honored numerous times, including being named an NCWA Dean. He passed away in 2004.