Wilbur Norman Bloom, 89

May 10, 2010
  • Wilbur Norman Bloom, 89

FEB. 20, 1921-MAY 8, 2010

Wilbur Norman Bloom, 89, of 19812 Bennie Drive, Hagerstown, Md., went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, May 8, 2010.

Born Feb. 20, 1921, in Beaver Creek, Md., he was the son of the late Milton and Eva Bloom.

He was preceded in death by his first loving wife, Blanche Rebecca Bloom, of 55 years.

Wilbur served in the U.S. Navy from January 1944 through February 1946 during World War II.

Wilbur was employed with Mack Trucks for 22 years before his retirement.

Wilbur served on the board of the Philippine Missions for the last four years and was a member of People's Gospel Tabernacle.

Wilbur was blessed to marry a second loving wife, of five years, Ruth, in 2005.

Wilbur is survived by his loving daughter, Jennifer Sites, son-in-law, Orvan Sites Jr., and grandson, Mark E. Sites, all of Hagerstown. He was also blessed with seven stepchildren, Georgia Ascherl of Crownsville, Md., Sally Yost of Gambrills, Md., George Benjamin Hurd of Severn, Md., Ruthie Dooley of Bodycamp, Va., Clarence Hurd of Hagerstown, Fred Hurd of Leesburg, Va., and Honey Banzhoff of Clark Ridge, Tenn.; stepsister, Nora Franzina of Waynesboro, Pa.; 21 stepgrandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by two sons, Harold Bloom and Christopher Bloom; one sister, Connie Bloom; three brothers, Jack Bloom, Andrew Bloom and Milton Bloom Jr.; stepsisters, Ione Taylor and Pansye Kline; and stepbrother, Roger Manning.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Pastor Clarence Hurd will officiate. Burial will be in Smithsburg Cemetery. Military graveside services will be conducted by Washington County AMVETS Post 10 and Marine Corps League.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the People's Gospel Tabernacle, 543 Security Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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