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June Hartka Blaustein, age 72, of Sarasota, Fl. passed away on September 22, 2018.
June was born in Philadelphia, Pa. She was the devoted daughter of Anna Lavin Hartka and William Hartka of Sarasota.
She is survived by her nephews, Mitchell Hartka (Caren) and Jeffrey Hartka (Ellen) and many other loving family members and wonderful friends.
June was a dedicated Speech and Language Pathologist in private practice helping many children throughout her career. She was an accomplished seamstress, specializing in ballroom dancing dresses and also had a successful business designing and creating swimsuits, for competitive body builders. As a child, June was a competitive figure skater and later on competed in and taught ballroom dancing.
June will always be remembered for her sunny, kind, and loving presence, making all who knew her feel valued. She was a bright and lovely light in this world.
June requested that donations be made in her memory to either Birds of Paradise, 17020 Water Line Rd,Bradenton FL 34212 or Compeer of Sarasota 1565 State Street, Sarasota Florida 34236
Graveside services will be 3 PM Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at Temple Beth Sholom Cemetery, 901 Circus Blvd., Sarasota.
Hebrew Memorial Funeral Services, Sarasota / Manatee is serving the family.