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Herbert Bloom

Birthplace: Roxbury, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: March 21, 2018 (87)
Norwalk, Fairfield County, CT, United States
Place of Burial: Sharon, Norfolk County, MA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Albert Bloom and Rose Bloom
Husband of Private
Father of Sarah Bloom Raskin and Private

Managed by: Randy Schoenberg
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About Herbert Bloom

MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2018

Herbert Bloom, 87 Herbert Bloom, a Westport resident since 2005, died March 21 at Norwalk Hospital of an apparent heart attack. He was 87. Image Herb Bloom: loved “the Latin.” Contributed photo He was born in 1930 in Roxbury, Massachusetts to Rose and Albert Bloom. He was educated at the Boston Latin School, where he loved “the Latin,” and went on to graduate from Brandeis University and earn a master’s in library science from Simmons College, and a master of arts from Harvard University.

His career led him to become a senior editor with the American Library Association in Chicago.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was an avid horticulturist, and loved classical music. He was a member of the Y’s Men of Westport/Weston since 2005.

On Aug. 17, 1958, he married Arlene Perlis, who survives him along with his son Kenneth, daughter Sarah and five grandchildren. Kenneth is married to Abby Meiselman and they have two daughters: Phoebe and Lily. Sarah is married to Jamie Raskin and their children are Hannah, Thomas and Tabitha.

Sarah, an attorney, was formerly a member of the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System and former U.S. deputy secretary of the treasury. Jamie is U.S. representative for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District.

Herb was buried at Sharon Memorial Park in Sharon, Massachusetts on March 25 following funeral services at Temple Israel in Westport.

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Herbert Bloom's Timeline

November 23, 1930
Roxbury, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
April 15, 1961
Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
March 21, 2018
Age 87
Norwalk, Fairfield County, CT, United States
Sharon, Norfolk County, MA, United States