Dr. Stanley L. Blumenthal, a retired pediatrician, died Friday of cardiac arrest at his North Baltimore home. He was 83, and had been under treatment for multiple myeloma.
Born in Baltimore and raised on Reisterstown Road, he was a 1936 graduate of City College. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa at the Johns Hopkins University, where he earned a degree in biology and played football and lacrosse. He attended the Hopkins School of Medicine and had his internship in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
After residencies at hospitals in Michigan and New York City and a pediatrics cardiology fellowship at Harvard's Children's Hospital Boston, he served as an Army medical officer in Korea.
In the 1950s, he joined the staff of Children's National Medical Center in Washington. He had a private pediatrics practice in Silver Spring, and was on the faculties of the Georgetown and George Washington University medical schools.
After living many years in Bethesda, he returned to Baltimore in 1999 and resided in an apartment near the Hopkins Homewood campus.
Services were held Monday.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, the former Anita Monfred; a son, Dr. Roger Blumenthal, director of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, who lives in Baltimore; a brother, Dr. Leonard Blumenthal of Palm Beach, Fla.; and a grandson.