Chesterton Tribune

Visitation Sunday for John Boag Bloom

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John Boag Bloom, formerly of Dune Acres, passed away March 8, 2011 in Overland Park, Kansas. Bloom was born September 7, 1925 in New Millport, Pennsylvania, a son of Adlai and Margaretta Boag Bloom.

He married Veralda ("B") Bland on December 24, 1950 in New Millport. She preceded him in death June 29, 2006.

Bloom served in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1944 to 1946 and graduated with honors from Penn State in 1951. He joined US Steel as a trainee in the Johnstown, PA works in 1952. In 1963 he was promoted to Assistant Works Auditor at US Steel South Works in Chicago, Ill. In 1967 he was named Assistant Comptroller of US Steel Chemicals Division in Pittsburgh, Pa. and then was promoted to Comptroller with US Steel Engineers and Consultants, Inc. He was then transferred to US Steel Gary Works in Gary, where he was appointed Manager of Accounting. In 1979 he was appointed to Comptroller of US Steelís Central Steel Division and later was appointed to Comptroller of US Steelís Supply Division. He retired in 1988.

Bloom was preceded in death by his wife, and a son, John E. Bloom in 2005.

He is survived by a son, William (Nancy) of Shawnee, Kansas, daughter in law, Jan Bloom of Englewood, Fla., three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Al (Shirley) Bloom, Clearfield, Penn. and Adlai (Alice) Bloom of LaVale, Maryland and several nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, March 13, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton. Private burial will take place on Monday, March 14 in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Ill.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Wreaths Across America (c/o Cheryl Younger, 6312 W. 67th Terrace, Overland Park, KS 66204) or to the Alzheimerís Association (P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011).

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Posted 3/10/2011