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William L. BlomOctober 23, 2006
North Greenbush- William L. Blom, 76,of Shepherd Drive, died Monday, October 23, 2006, at Heritage House Nursing Center in Troy after a long illness, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Troy, he was the son of the late William Blom and Hazel (Burnap) Blom and husband for 52 years of Susanne Sibbald Blom.
He had resided in the Troy area all his life and earned his Bachelor and Masters degrees from Siena College and a Masters from the University of Michigan.
Mr. Blom was Director of Research for the Civil Service Employees Association for 30 years, retiring in 1992.
He was a member of Apollo Masonic Lodge and chairman of the Board of Trustees of Christ Church United Methodist in Troy as well as other offices in the church over the years. He was an avid golfer and NY Yankees fan.
Survivors in addition to his devoted wife include his three loving daughters, Lisa S. Turnbull of Albany, Diane E. Kelly (Donald) of North Greenbush, Sheryl L. Martucci (Ricky) of Wynantskill; a brother, Lowell Blom (Marilyn) of Troy; four grandchildren, Jonathan and Kristin Kirk and Amanda and Cody Martucci; a cousin, Doris DesLauriers of Troy; two nieces, Karen Kim (William) and Linda Johnson (Heath); a nephew, William L. Blom; a grand nephew and grand niece, Andrew Kim and Haylee Johnson.
Funeral service will be held Friday at 11 am at the Christ Church United Methodist 35 State Street Troy with Rev. Nina Nichols, Pastor.
Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue, Troy on Thursday from 4-8pm.
Interment Memory's Garden in Colonie.
The family would like to thank the administration and fourth floor nursing staff of Eddy Heritage House for their compassionate and kind care of Bill.
Contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Blom to Christ Church United Methodist 35 State Street Troy, NY 12180 or Eddy Heritage House 2920 Tibbits Avenue Troy, NY 12180.