BLUM - Brandon B. Cdr. USN/Ret. It is with tremendous grief that we mourn the loss of Cdr. Brandon B. Blum, USN/Ret. He was a New York native and long-time resident of Lilburn, Ga. Cdr. Blum passed away on Christmas day at his home after a long illness and will be buried at Arlington cemetery. He is survived by his cherished Wife Norma, Daughters, Kirsten Lamont and Katrina Tomlinson, Sister Sara Rainone and Brother Donald.