Louise Bloom, 76, of Curwensville, passed away Monday July 8, 2013, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
Born Jan. 19, 1937, in New Millport, she was the daughter of Russell Rea and Mamie (Bloom) Bloom. Miss Bloom was a music teacher, having taught in the Punxsutawney Area School District, retiring after 35 years of service. She received her bachelorâ€™s degree from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
She was a member of the Curwensville United Methodist Church and was affiliated with the Oak Ridge Union Church in Carnwath.
Surviving is a sister-in-law Margaret Bloom of West Middlesex, Pa.; five nieces and nephews, Jennie Walsh of Curwensville, Sandra Tonkin of Ohio, James Bloom and Karen Chelfont, both of West Middlesex, and Dean Bloom of Michigan; as well as several cousins.
She will be greatly missed by friends and family, especially caregivers Charlotte Clark, Norma Desmitt, Erla Shiffer and Ernie Rowles.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a twin sister, Louine B. Bloom; and a brother, Miles Bloom.
Funeral services for Miss Bloom will be held at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville on Friday, July 12, 2013, at 11 a.m., with the Reverends Gerald Spaid and M. Bruce Dimmick co-officiating.
Interment will be in the Fruit Hill Cemetery, New Millport.
Friends will be received at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and again on Friday, July 12, 2013, from 10 a.m. until time of services.
The family suggests contributions be made to the Orphans of the Storm, 412 Hill Street, Curwensville, PA 16833.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chidboyfuneralhome.com.
The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.