Paul Bloom, 99, of Longmeadow, died Jan. 4. He was predeceased by his wife of 69 years, Charlotte (Lannon) Bloom. Born in Springfield, he was the son of the late Meyer and Anne (Hurwitz) Bloom. He graduated from the High School of Commerce and Northeastern University Law School (now WNEC). A businessman and philanthropist, he practiced law for 15 years until health issues forced him to concentrate on the family business. He served as president of Bloom’s Photo Supply and when his son took over that business, he spent another 20 years as president of Key Productions, a producer of industrial trade shows. He was an organizing member of the Council of Photographic Suppliers, the Graphic Arts Association of America, and the New England Association of Exposition Managers. He was also a long time Shriner in Melha Temple, vice-chairman of Longmeadow’s Zoning Board of Appeals, and a vice president and board member of Congregation Kodimoh (now B’nai Torah). He was honored by Congregation Kodimoh, Jewish Geriatric Services, Jewish Endowment Foundation of Western Mass. and the Israel Bond Committee for his years of support with time and resources. He is survived by his son, Elliot (Anne); two grandsons, Matthew Bloom (Kim) and Jeffrey Bloom (Shannon); nieces, Marsha Weitz (Irwin), Naomi Bloom (Ronald) of Ft. Myers, FL, Miriam Chaiklin of Bloomfield, Conn., and Muriel Bruskin (Robert) of White Plains, NY. He was predeceased by a daughter, Ronni Susan. Memorial contributions may be made to Jewish Geriatric Services, 770 Converse St. Longmeadow, MA 01106; the Jewish Federation of Western Mass., 1160 Dickinson St., Springfield MA 01108; or Glenmeadow, 24 Tabor Crossing, Longmeadow.
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