During his lifetime, Petaluma resident Melvin Lloyd Goldblatt was a decorated Army veteran and a business owner.
Mr. Goldblatt died on Nov. 11, 2012 at the age of 90.
A native of Kansas City, M.O., Mr. Goldblatt served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded both the Silver and Bronze Stars.
He founded First Service Sports Supply in 1974, which is now being run by his son, Dan Goldblatt, in Petaluma.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years Phyllis Goldblatt of Petaluma; children, Justine Bourassa and Dan Goldblatt, both of Petaluma; and grandchildren.
A celebration of life was held.
Memorial donations may be made to Doctors without Borders, www.doctorswithoutborders.org.
10 foods that make a difference
The study’s recommended amounts, based on U.S. government guidelines, nutrition experts’ advice, and amounts found to be beneficial or harmful in previous research.
Fruits: 3 average-sized fruits daily
Vegetables: 2 cups cooked or 4 cups raw vegetables daily
Nuts/seeds: 5 1-ounce servings per week — about 20 nuts per serving
Whole grains: 2 ½ daily servings
Polyunsaturated fats, found in many vegetable oils: 11 percent of daily calories
Seafood: about 8 ounces weekly
Red meat: 1 serving weekly — 1 medium steak or the equivalent
Processed meat: None recommended
Sugary drinks: None recommended
Salt: 2,000 milligrams daily — just under a teaspoon.