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Robert "Bob" Louis Blinderman

June 23, 1948 — December 16, 2021

Amarillo

Bob (Robert Louis) Blinderman

June 23, 1948 – December 16, 2021

Bob Blinderman, born in Amarillo, Texas on June 23, 1948, passed away suddenly on December 16 after a sudden and severe form of pneumonia, at the age of 73.

Bob was the son of Morris and Raye Blinderman and graduated from Amarillo High School in 1966. He attended Amarillo College, University of Houston and graduated from West Texas State University with a degree in Business Administration in 1971. He then enrolled in  law school at Texas Tech University, graduating with a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1974.

After passing the bar, he moved to Austin, Texas, working in the office of former Texas Attorney General, Waggoner Carr. He then opened his own private practice and lived in Austin for the next 8 years. While in Austin he met and married the love of his life, Mary Hitchcock. Bob and Mary returned to Amarillo in 1981, where Bob established a private practice. In addition, he worked with Attorney Jim Brown in Canyon, Texas.

Besides his legal career, Bob was very active and devoted to the congregation of Temple B’nai Israel, which his grandfather Jake Blinderman helped found in 1929. He served as President for many years and most recently as Treasurer.  One of his most important projects at the Temple was establishing the annual Thanksgiving Gathering in 1995, embracing the many diverse cultures and religions of Amarillo. Just this past November, the Thanksgiving Gathering celebrated its 25th anniversary. Bob was also an active member of the Lubbock chapter of the Scottish Rite Temple and was a Master Mason of the Palo Duro Lodge.

Bob was always a passionate teacher.  He loved his law classes at Amarillo College and West Texas State University as well as the weekly adult education classes at the Temple.

However, the real essence of Bob was his generous spirit and strong empathy for all those in need. He was always guided by his strong beliefs in ethics and integrity. He was a true mensch in every sense of the word.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mary, and his sister Susan Blinderman (Craig Kaiser), of San Francisco. He also leaves behind his stepchildren Robin Townsend (Kip) and Andy Simmons (Ellen Reeder), grandchildren Trevor Parker and Kelsey Townsend as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Temple B’nai Israel, 4316 Albert Avenue, Amarillo, Texas 79106.

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