Seymour "Sy" Bluhm, 95, of Sydney Australia died March 14, 2014 after a period of failing health. He had lived and practiced law in the Plymouth area from 1950 until 1983. Sy Bluhm was born in the Lower East Side of New York City on October 9, 1918 and attended City College of New York and NYU Law School before serving as a Lieutenant in the US Army during World War II. He was captured in the Battle of the Bulge and was a POW for five months. He was proud of an eevent in which he saved civilian lives during the war and later became an advocate for peace. Returning to the US, he met his life partner of 68 years, Freddie (nee Silverman); they married in 1946 and the couple had three children. They moved to the Plymouth area in 1950 where Sy practiced law for 33 years. He was known for his work with the disadvantaged; he worked pro bono to help displaced tenants obtain housing and was instrumental in founding Legal Aid in Plymouth County. He was honored by the Massachusetts Bar Association. Sy was active in Rotary, Masons, B'nai Brith, the Oddfellows and in various peace organizations. Sy was a gifted pianist who played semi-professionally in college and later for pleasure with friends and his children. He and Freddie hosted popular jazz sessions at their home in Kingston which attracted top local players. Sy and Freddie also traveled extensively. When he retired the couple relocated to Sydney Australia where they became fixtures in the cultural world of Sydney. He is survived by his wife Freddie of Sydney Australia and children, Jeremy Bluhm and partner Susan Wolfe (of Sydney, Australia), Carey Bluhm and partner Jan Lyndes (of Fitzwilliam N.H.) and Stephanie Stone and husband John Stone (of Malden MA) as well as by two grandchildren.
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