Sol Blumenthal, 88, of Atlanta, passed away on Feb. 21, 2013. He was the son of the late Theodore Blumenthal and Lena Talan Blumenthal and brother to the late Dr. Irvin Blumenthal, identical twin David Blumenthal and sister Joyce B. Gilbert-Barnett.

Sol Blumenthal

Sol Blumenthal

He grew up in Royston, Ga., helping his father in the family’s dry good business.

Sol fought bravely for his country in World War II, during which he served as a combat infantryman fighting in the campaigns in New Guinea and Luzon, where he was wounded in both legs. He was awarded the Purple Heart, two Bronze Stars and the Silver Star for valor.

After the war, Sol returned to Royston to take over the family’s dry goods store; soon after, he made the move to Atlanta to join his twin brother in the interior design business David Inc., where he practiced the art of designing fine interiors for more than 40 years.

He is survived by nieces Dr. Lisa Blue-Baron and Jodi Cobb; nephews Dr. Richard Blue, Dr. James Blue and John Blue; and his beloved cat, Kitty. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tues., Feb. 26, 2013 at H.M. Patterson & Son-Oglethorpe Hill Chapel, 4550 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30319. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in his memory to your favorite charity.