Bernie Blum, 78

Bernie Blum, 78 of Lovettsville, Virginia passed on Friday, September 9, 2016.

blum-bernie-2Bernie was born on Thursday, September 8, 1938, in Washington, DC. He was a son of the late Abraham Blum and the late Annie Hoy Thorne. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Jeffrey Keith Blum, his sister Arlene “Patsy” Jenkins and his wife of over 50 years, Joan Blum.

During high school, Bernie enlisted in the US Navy. He married Joan Burleson. In 1969, the family moved to Lovettsville, VA. Bernie owned and operated Bernie Blum Plumbing and Heating for over 40 years.

Bernie was an active member of the Moose Lodge, Eagles and the American Legion in Brunswick, MD.

He is survived by a son, Troy Alan Blum of Knoxville, MD, grandson, Tyler Alan Blum, Daughter-in-law, Susan Blum, many nieces and nephews including, Lisa Musgrove Poplin, and brother-in-law, Jack Jenkins.

The family will received friends on September 13, 2016, at Loudoun Funeral Chapel, 158 Catoctin Circle, SE, Leesburg, Virginia.

Funeral services will begin at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 at the Loudoun Funeral Chapel located at 158 Catoctin Circle, SE Leesburg, Virginia  20175.

Interment will follow in Lovettsville Union Cemetery, P.O. Box 123, Lovettsville, VA 20180.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lovettsville Volunteer Fire and Rescue.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

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