Sylvia (Epstein) Bloom, 96, of Longmeadow died Nov. 17 at her home at Glenmeadow. She was the widow of Dr. Bernard Bloom. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Max and Bella Epstein. She was a dedicated community volunteer, raising funds as a member of the Women’s Auxiliary for the former Wesson Memorial Hospital, teaching English as a second language to new Americans, and delivering meals to the elderly. She was a lifelong member of Hadassah, the Jewish Community Center, Crestview Country Club, and Temple Beth El. She is survived by five children, Joan Kaplan of New York City, Arthur (Jo Gladden) Bloom of Tenakee Springs, Alaska, Daniel Bloom of Taiwan, Marjorie Bloom of Agawam, and Deborah (Debra Patten) Bloom of West Springfield; five grandchildren, Nathan, Edward, and Joseph (Catherine Kim) Kaplan of New York City, Scott (Breanna) Bloom  of Kenai, Alaska, and Lindsey (Bryan) Delay of Juneau, Alaska; and 10 great-grandchildren, Bella, Lily, and Chloe Kaplan, Bay, Piper, and Avi Bloom, Colden and Isla Delay, and Richard and Max Kaplan. Memorial contributions may be made to Glenmeadow At Home, 24 Tabor Crossing, Longmeadow, MA 01106; or to Baystate Hospice, 50 Maple St., Springfield, MA 01105.


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