Baruch Blumberg, 85, a Rockawayborn former resident, died April 5.
Blumberg is best known for discovering Hepatitis B and later developing a vaccine that would save millions of lives. He was residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1976 with D. Carleton Gajdusek for research work on the origins and spread of infectious viral diseases.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Liebesman; children, Jane, Anne, George and Noah; and nine grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements remained private.