Joseph Harold Bloom, 88, of Glen Richey, PA passed away on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at the Clearfield Hospital.
He was born September 9, 1922 in Curwensville, PA and the son of Edward and Grace (McDivitt) Bloom.
Mr. Bloom was a coal miner and had retired from the former Howe's' Leather in Curwensville.
Mr. Bloom was a member of the Glen Richey Primitive Methodist Church, and a member of the United Mine Workers and the Glen Richey Fire Company. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during WW II.
He is survived by four children, Sheldon Wayne Bloom and his wife Peggy of Glen Richey, Merle Harold Bloom and his wife Linda of Northport, AL, Marylyn Grace Behel and her husband Edward of Glen Richey, and Debra K. Mays and her husband Jerry of Olanta, PA , six grandchildren, Dave Bloom, Shannon Bloom, Jody Bloom, Jayson Mays, Chad Bloom, Scott Bloom, seven great grandchildren, one great-great grandson, a brother, Forrest Bloom and his wife Kathy of Olanta, PA, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Bloom is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Mildred (Thomas) Bloom whom he married on January 4, 1946 and who died on May 11, 1987, a sister, Mildred Ogden, four brothers, Austin, Charles, Clarence and Richard Bloom, and two grandsons, Craig Lee Mays and Alan Wayne Bloom.
Funeral Services will be held at the Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc. of Clearfield on Friday, October 22, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Duane Stiner officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Olanta, PA.
Friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday, October 21, 2010 from 5-9:00 P.M. and on Friday 12:00 Noon until the hour of the services.
The family suggests that contributions be made to Glen Richey Primitive Methodist Church, 59 White Church Road, Glen Richey, PA 16837or charity of donor's choice.
The Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc. of Clearfield are in charge of the arrangements.
To make an on-line tribute go to www.bennettand houser.com.