Norman Bloom, a longtime resident of Pelham Manor, and more recently of Tuckahoe, passed away on October 28, 2018. He was 93.
Norman was born on July 30, 1925 in New Rochelle to the late Hyman and Eleanor (Bursch) Bloom. He graduated from New Rochelle High School in 1943. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during WWII as an Aviation Cadet and as a radar technician with the rank of Corporal. He briefly served again in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He graduated Iona College with a degree in Business Administration with the class of 1950.
He was an accomplished salesman, managing the family business, Bloom & Bloom, on North Avenue in New Rochelle, and then continued in men’s furnishings sales until his retirement.
Norman was actively engaged in his communities both in Pelham Manor and Sag Harbor. He was a member of American Legion Post 8 for over 60 years and recently was acknowledged for his 70 years of membership in his Masonic lodge, John Jay Lodge #653, F. & A. M. He was a member and officer of the Pelham Manor Volunteer Fire Company for over 50 years and was acknowledged for his service by President George W. Bush. While in Sag Harbor, Norman continued his commitment to service as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary for over 10 years. He was a member of The Pelham Jewish Center for over 60 years.
He was predeceased by his wife of almost 61 years, the former Eleanore V. Hochberg, who passed away on January 8, 2011, and his son Henry J. Bloom (August 7, 1995). He is survived by his son Raymond M. Bloom of Arlington, MA, and his grandson David T. Bloom (and his wife Melissa) of Denver, CO. He is also survived by his brother, Lawrence S. Bloom of Hollidaysburg, PA.
The funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 4th at The George T. Davis Funeral Home, 16 Shea Place, New Rochelle, NY. Family and friends will gather at 12pm in commemoration with Rabbi Salzberg’s service to begin at 1pm. Interment will follow at the Westchester Jewish Center Cemetery in Glenville, CT.
Memorial gifts in Mr. Bloom’s memory can be made to The Pelham Jewish Center or the Pelham Manor Volunteer Fire Company.