Sidney Brandt BLOOM

Of Santa Rosa died on Tuesday, August 19 at home of complications from prostate cancer. He is survived by his wife of almost 55 years, Maxine Weisfeldt Bloom in addition to two children and three grandchildren: son James Alan, 54, (married to Kristena Lucky Bloom) of Chicago, Illinois and their daughter Lilia Elise Bloom; and John Douglas, 51, (married to Amy Farrell), of Carlisle, Pennsylvania and their daughter Catherine Ann Farrell Bloom, and their son Nicholas Farrell Bloom. Known to family and friends as "Pug," he was born September 11, 1930 in Chicago. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in the Korean War. Maxine and Pug moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1961, and worked as a stockbroker and later as the Director of Development at KQED. Pug moved his family to Tiburon in 1973 and remained in touch with friends from there for the rest of his life. In 1979, he and Maxine opened M&S Bloom, a cookware store that they owned together located in the Larkspur Landing shopping center. They owned their business until 1989. Pug lived his last seven years in Santa Rosa where he spent his time taking care of his dogs Suzie and Boomer, reading, and rooting for his beloved San Francisco Giants. Donations may be made in his name to the Friends of Santa Rosa Libraries ( There will be a private family service.

Published Online in the Press Democrat from Aug. 22 to Aug. 23, 2014