Obituary: Michael Peter Blatt |

Obituary: Michael Peter Blatt

A memorial gathering will take place Saturday, Feb. 12 at South Lake Tahoe for Michael Peter Blatt, who died Jan. 10, 2000, in London, England. He was 59.

Mr. Blatt was a native of London and a former 15-year resident of South Lake Tahoe. He had lived the life of a traveling musician in Israel, Greece, France and Germany before coming to South Lake Tahoe in 1982. Local residents may remember him playing guitar and bantering with his audience. He was a colorful person who elicited strong feelings from those who knew him. Mr. Blatt returned to London in 1995 to care for his ailing mother. Though he felt his duty was to remain with her he always missed his life and friends at Tahoe, where he hoped to return one day.

Survivors include his mother, Ann; his sister, Leila, and numerous friends who loved him.

Mr. Blatt was buried in London at the Waltham Abbey Jewish Cemetery with Jewish services on Jan. 21, and a memorial service took place at Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel Jan. 24. The service was well attended by those who knew him from the chapel community, from where he lived and from a weekly meditation group he attended. It was a beautiful and moving service that lasted nearly three hours with many tributes from his friends in London and in America. He touched many people all over the world and will be remembered dearly.

A memorial gathering of Mr. Blatt’s friends in South Lake Tahoe has been scheduled Saturday, Feb. 12 at 10:30 a.m. For more information call Jeff Miner at (530) 577-7293.

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