James R. Blum

James R. Blum, 59, of Ocean City, Maryland, formerly of Milford, DE, passed away Monday, May 11, 2015 at his home. He was the husband of Rita M. (Benovich) Blum, to whom he was married 24 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Richard U. and Mary (Samir) Blum. For 25 years, he worked for Verizon, lastly as a construction manager. In 2004, he received his Bachelor's Degree, graduating Summa Cum Laude from DeSales University. He was current Vice President of his condominium association board, and past chair of funds distribution for United Way. In his free time, he enjoyed remodeling and home construction projects.

Survivors, wife Rita, son, Michael J., daughter Katie S., both of Allentown, brother Robert and his wife Robin of Sinking Spring, sister Mary Ellen Arndt of Albrightsville, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother Richard Jr.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 15, at Trexler Funeral Home, 1625 Highland St., Allentown. Calling period will be held Thursday, May 14, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm and Friday, 1:00 to 2:00 pm. Burial to follow at Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown.

Contributions can be made in memory of Jim to Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802-1733.

Funeral Home

1625 W HIGHLAND ST Allentown, PA 18102 1032

Published in Milford Beacon from May 14 to May 23, 2015