The Life of Walter I Bloom
WALTER I. BLOOM JR BEAVER TOWNSHIP - Walter I. Bloom Jr., 77, passed away peacefully at his home, on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. He was born July 31, 1940, to Walter and Marian (Casper) Bloom, and grew up in Kinsman. He was a 1958 graduate of Vernon High School and was married to his wife, Rita Ann, for 32 years. “Walt” was a medic in the U.S. Air Force for eight years and he worked at Federal Equipment in Cleveland. He was an electrician by trade and enjoyed fixing and building machinery at home as well as at work. To stay sharp, he enjoyed number and word puzzles and was always wanting to learn something new. He is survived by his daughters, Constance “Connie” (Michael Syputa) Bloom and Michele (Daniel) Sawonik; stepson Robert “Bob” (Hallie Liposhack) Wright; granddaughters Holly Famularo and Kaiya Syputa; siblings Lillian (Raymond) Zedaker, Thomas Bloom, Doris “Dee” (Robert) Perrine and Paul Bloom; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rita Ann (McDonough) Bloom; daughter Carolyn (Bloom) Scanlon; and siblings Mary Jane (Robert) Harbison and Richard Bloom. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 26, at 11 a.m., at the Mt. Olivet United Church of Christ, 410 W. South Range Road in North Lima. Burial will follow at Green Haven Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Canfield. Military honors will be accorded by the Ellsworth VFW. The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25, at the Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home, 11500 Market St. in North Lima and again at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Mt. Olivet UCC in his honor. The family has entrusted the Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home in North Lima with the arrangements for their loved one. Family and friends are invited to visit www.seederly-mongandbeck.com to sign the guestbook or send private condolences.