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Mackey Funerals and Cremations at Century Drive

311 Century Drive, Greenville, SC

OBITUARY

Margarete "Gretchen" Luise Kornblum

10 November, 195422 January, 2020
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Margarete Luise Kornblum (Gretchen) went home to be with her heavenly Father on January 22, 2020. Born in November 10, 1954, Gretchen was the daughter of Margarete Kulbe Mayer and Arthur Henry Mayer, both deceased. She started her life in Hackettstown New Jersey, and moved in 1960 to what became her hometown, Boonton New Jersey.

As an adult, Gretchen spent nearly 20 years in the State of Florida where she met her husband, Bob. In 1996, Bob and Gretchen moved to Fairview, North Carolina with their son, Bobby. There Gretchen found her passion for organic gardening, canning and fishing. They were also very involved with scouts, Tai kwon do, baseball and were active members of Reynolds Baptist Church.

In 2004 business brought the family to the Greenville area, where they became members of Mountain Creek Baptist Church. Gretchen consistently worked two jobs, delivering newspapers in the morning and managing an ophthalmologist's office during the day. Gretchen was never too busy to take on additional responsibilities with another job or make room in her schedule for impromptu fun exploring, eating or shopping with a friend.

Gretchen is survived by her beloved husband of 34 years, Robert Leon Kornblum; her son Robert Leon Kornblum II; brother, Arthur Henry Mayer Jr, his wife Deborah; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and many cherished friends.

Gretchen would like all to attend the celebration of her life at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 1, 2020 and the after-party immediately following at Mackey at Century, Drive in Greenville SC.

In lieu of flowers, please make your contribution by being kind and charitable to one another.

Visit the Mackey at Century Drive online guest registry at www.mackeymortuary.com

  • FAMILY

  • Robert Leon Kornblum, Husband
  • Robert Leon Kornblum II, Son
  • Arthur Henry Mayer, Jr. (Deborah), Brother
  • Numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and many cherished friends.

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SUZANNE MAIDA

January 27, 2020

My dear, friend, Gretchen,
We met in junior high and remained best friends through high school. You were my Maid of Honor when Joe and I married in 1972 in Boonton and although our lives moved in different circles after you moved to Florida, I know we remained in each other's hearts. May the Good Lord envelope your family with loving arms and may you be celebrating your life in Heaven with your loving Mom and Dad; my second set of parents! Love you, Suzanne Maida

Karen Allison

January 26, 2020

I went to high school with Gretchen. She was always so kind and had a great sense of humor. In recent years, we reconnected on Facebook. I will miss seeing her positive posts about our Lord's love but rejoice knowing I'll see her again one day. Godspeed my friend ❤️

Glenn Meisch

January 24, 2020

I sat next to you for four years in high school homeroom. We were in the same German class for two years. Lost touch after graduation and then reconnected with you a few years ago on Facebook. Always enjoyed your postings. You're faith always remained strong. Proud to call you my friend. Until we meet again Rest in Peace.

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