James R. Blum

James R. Blum

05/22/2015

Ocean City

James R. Blum, 59, of Ocean City, Md., passed away Monday, May 11, 2015 at his home.

He was the husband of Rita M. (Benovich) Blum, to whom he was married 24 years.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Richard U. and Mary (Samir) Blum.

For 25 years, he worked for Verizon, lastly as a construction manager. In 2004, he received his Bachelor’s Degree, graduating Summa Cum Laude from DeSales University.  He was current vice president of his condominium association board, and past chair of funds distribution for United Way.  In his free time, he enjoyed remodeling and home construction projects.

Survivors are his wife, Rita and son, Michael J. and daughter, Katie S., both of Allentown; brother, Robert and his wife, Robin of Sinking Spring; sister, Mary Ellen Arndt of Albrightsville and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Richard Jr.

Services were held on Friday, May 15, 2015 at Trexler Funeral Home in Allentown. Burial followed at Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown.

Contributions can be made in memory of Jim to: Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21802-1733.

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