Arthur Louis Bloom passed away Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. He was born Nov. 19, 1937, to Mary and Sam Bloom. He grew up with his sister Shirley in Jeanette. Arthur attended Valley Forge Military Academy for his high school years, then the University of Pittsburgh. He received his law degree from West Virginia University and went on to practice law in Pittsburgh. After retiring from the practice of law, Arthur built a rewarding career at No. 1 Cochran, where he developed many friendships and was still working in July of this year. Arthur was 10 years younger than his sister, Shirley, and ultimately developed a brother-type relationship with Shirley's husband, Chick Kirshner. This brother relationship continued from the time Arthur was 10 years old up until Chick's death in 2010. Arthur had a passion for golf and was still playing this summer. He won many tournaments in his earlier years. Arthur loved all Pittsburgh sports and was an avid fan. But his true-blue team was the Pitt Panthers. He traveled many years to see them play at Madison Square Garden for the Big East Tournament. The last seven years of Arthur's life included his special friend, Jo Schuman. Jo was a devoted companion and Arthur loved being with her and making her a part of his family. Arthur is survived by his children, Robin (Jerome) Friedman, Sam Bloom and Mara Bloom; as well as his four grandchildren, Lauren Friedman, Jared Friedman, Jordyn Bloom and Casey Bloom. He loved the times he spent with all of them, as well as with his nieces and nephews, Fran (Stan) Barg, Meryl (David) Ainsman, Judy (Robert) Danenberg and Miles (Cheryl) Kirshner; and all of the great- (and great-great-) nieces and nephews. Arthur will be missed by many. Friends may meet at noon Friday, Sept. 17, at RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL INC., 5509 Centre Ave., Shadyside, and then proceed to Tree of Life Memorial Park for 1 p.m. graveside services. Contributions may be made to Tree of Life Congregation, P.O. Box 5273, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. www.schugar.com
Published by Triblive Online Only on Sep. 16, 2021.