Irving BLOOM

BLOOM, Irving

86, of Brewster, died at his home on April 18 after a long illness. Husband of Elaine Glenda (Kaplan) Bloom. Born 1927, graduated Everett HS and Purdue University. Owned and operated businesses in Chelsea, MA, Malden MA, Newburyport, MA, and Sanford, ME until 1994. Raised his family in Swampscott, MA. Retired in 1994 with Glenda to Brewster, MA and West Palm Beach, FL. Irving's interest in sports and genealogy prevailed throughout his life. Enjoyed tennis and golf. Member of the Captains Golf Club in Brewster, MA and the West Palm Beach Country Club. An avid tournament bridge player, taught his son Ken to play bridge in the early 70s. Attained the rank of Gold Life Master of the American Contract Bridge League in March, 2014. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son Kenneth W. Bloom and wife Phyllis of Acton, MA, son Laurence P. Bloom of Newburyport, MA, daughter Diane R. Bloom of Port Townsend, WA, and grandson Daniel Bloom. A graveside service will be held at Temple Emanuel Cemetery, 202 Mt. Vernon St., Lawrence, MA at 10:00am on Tuesday April 22. Visitation at 11 Wilson Lane, Acton, MA, Tuesday following the service until 9pm and Wednesday 11am to 9pm. Memorial donations in his name, may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 Arrangements by Hallett Funeral Home, South Yarmouth, MA

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Published in The Palm Beach Post from Apr. 20 to Apr. 22, 2014