Obituary Notice: Edward L. Bloom

Obituary Notice: Edward L. Bloom (Provided photo)

Edward L. Bloom, 91, of Clearfield died Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at the Penn Highlands Clearfield.

He was born July 3, 1925, a son of the late Raymond Bloom and Rosella and Kyle Luzier.

Mr. Bloom had been employed by Bell Telephone Co. as an installer.  He was also the original founder of ‘The Phone Guys’ in Clearfield. 

Mr. Bloom enjoyed being a Boy Scout Leader for Troop No. 1 for 14 years at West Side United Methodist Church. 

In his spare time, Mr. Bloom enjoyed watching football, camping and simply going on rides around the area. 

In his younger years, he enjoyed golfing and then became an avid bowler.  He had an affinity for John ‘The Duke’ Wayne and most enjoyed sitting on his swing on the car port, enjoying the fresh air.

He was a member of West Side United Methodist Church, Clearfield, and a life member of the Curwensville VFW No. 842. 

Mr. Bloom was also a member of the Clearfield VFW No. 1785, Free and Accepted Masons Lodge No. 314 of Clearfield, the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge No. 540 of Clearfield and the Clearfield American Legion Post No. 6. 

A veteran of World War II, Mr. Bloom served with the U.S. Navy.

He is survived by his wife, Avanell (Wink) Bloom; five children, Tracey Davis of Clearfield, Brad Bloom and his wife, Ellen of Orange Park, Fla., Terri Kurtz and his companion, Randy Wilsoncroft of West Decatur, Andrea Bloom Hockenberry and her husband, Ed of Curwensville and John Bloom and his companion, LeAnne of Macon, Ga.; five step-children, Bonnie Geppert, Rod Boalich, Brad Boalich and Pam Carns, all of Clearfield, and Krista Frame and her husband, Gill of Coudersport; 19 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Jim Bloom of Lamar.

In addition to his parents and step-father, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Graham Bloom; a son, Charles Bloom; a step-son, Gary Boalich; two grandchildren, Bradley Boalich and Andrew Frame; and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield, with the Rev. Dr. Joleen A. Willis officiating. Burial will follow in the Crown Crest Memorial Park, Hyde.

Friends will be received from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

A Masonic Service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Suite D, Altoona, PA 16601.

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