Robert Blom, 85, of Rush, PA passed away, Friday, October 11, 2019 at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton, PA. Born May 31, 1934 in Patterson, NJ, he was the son of the late Frank and Marie [Buys] Blom. His wife Arlene [Osterholt] Blom predeceased him in 2005.
He served in the US Army in the 50’s
Robert was employed by Nabisco Brands in New Jersey for 35 years as a Salesman. After retiring in 1987, he worked for Sam’s Club as a greeter for 18 years.
He was a member of Birchardville Baptist Church where he served as a deacon until 2018. Additionally, Robert played the tuba in many bands, most recently The German Band, Conklin NY. He also loved participating in the Montrose Christmas Chorale for many years.
Robert loved his family, Church family, Music and Trains. Especially the Morris County Central Railroad in NJ, where he did whatever was needed, but most enjoyed being Santa Claus for all of their Christmas runs. He also had many other interests, which led to very interesting discussions. His imagination was vast.
Survivors include sons & daughters-in-law, Robert & Nancy Blom of Lebanon, TN, John & Jean Blom of Fort McCoy, FL, Steven Blom of Rush, PA, Daughters & Sons-in-law, Nancy Lynn Addice of Springville, PA, Kimberly & Rodney Williams of Gibsonton FL, Cathy Blom & Steve Pettis of Tunkhannock, PA, Teresa Blom of Tunkhannock, PA, Grandchildren, Rebecca, Jacey, Jake, Nicolette, Michael, Daniel, Jenna, Rodney Jr., Jesus, Bishop, A-lyviah, Victoria, and Serena, great grandchildren, Karrah, Rosalyn, Jackson, Myles, and Luca, a brother and sister-in-law, Frank & Ann Blom of Grand Rapids, MI.
Services: 1:00 pm Thursday, October 17, 2019, at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, PA.
Visitation: 11:00 am until time of services at the funeral home.
If desired please consider memorial contributions to either; American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693, or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 961 Marcon Blvd. Suite 452, Allentown, PA 18109.