John G. Bloom

John G. Bloom, 89, of Grampian, died on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at the Christ the King Manor, DuBois.

He was born on Dec. 19, 1923, in Croft, a son of the late Wilbur and Susannah (Flood) Bloom.

Mr. Bloom was employed as a plumber and pipe fitter and belonged to the United Association of Plumbers Union Local 520, having served as a steward.

He attended the Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church and was a charter member of the Grampian Fire Hall and a member of the Curwensville Free and Accepted Masons, Noble Lodge No. 480. He also served as a member and past president of the Grampian Borough Council, a board member of the Grampian-Penn-Bloom Water Authority and was active with the Grampian Community Park Committee. A veteran of the U.S. Army 60th Infantry 9th Division, Mr. Bloom was a scout during World War II. He served his active duty in Africa, Sicily, France, Belgium and Germany, where he was wounded and awarded the Purple Heart.

He is survived by three daughters, Nancy Buell and husband Bob of Curwensville, Jill Peterson and husband Dave of Rockton and Sally McFadden and husband Robert of Huntsville, Ala.; five grandchildren, Robert Buell, John and Alan Peterson, Lacey and Brett McFadden; two great-grandchildren; a sister and a brother, Sara Cleaver of Grampian and Lynn L. Bloom and his wife Margaret “Sis” of Grampian; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Shirley E. (Nesbit) Bloom on May 24, 2010, and whom he wed March 4, 1949, in Luthersburg; an infant daughter, Sharon Lee; and a brother, Hylan Bloom.

Funeral services will be held at Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church, Grampian, on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Emmett Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Grampian.

Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by the members of the Clearfield American Legion and VFW Posts honor guard.

Friends will be received at the Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, Curwensville, on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Chestnut Grove Cemetery, 6084 Chestnut Grove Highway, Grampian, PA 16838.

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