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Joseph Bloom U.S. Navy WWII
Joseph Bloom U.S. Navy WWII


 
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Date of Birth: 2/3/1915
Died On: 9/24/2005
Street Address: Home in 1940: New Rochelle
Service Number: 6473073
Branch of Service: U.S. Navy - USS Pogy SS266

Veteran Code: USN-20


BIOGRAPHY
 
Joseph Bloom was born in New York in 1915. The census records show his families Home in 1940: New Rochelle. Joseph enlisted and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Joseph Bloom was a US Navy Submariner serving in WWII from 1941-1945 on the USS Pogy, which was rated the 16th top submarine out of the top 25, sinking the most Japanese tonnage.

Joseph Bloom, age 90, of Robbinsville passed away Saturday in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton.

USS_PogyBorn in New Rochelle, NY, he lived there for many years before he moved his family to Robbinsville in June 2003. Joe was a graduate of New Rochelle High School. He was a US Navy Submariner serving in WWII from 1941-1945 on the USS Pogy, which was rated the 16th top submarine out of the top 25, sinking the most Japanese tonnage.

Joe had a Service Station in New Rochelle, NY for a number of years. Then he went into the Luncheonette business in Mamaroneck, NY with his wife from 1961 until his retirement. He had also been a Manager of Bloom & Bloom Clothing Store in Rye, NY. He was a member of American Legion, Post #31 in Trenton and a longtime member of the US Submarine Veterans of WWII. He loved the Submarine service and was happy that he chose that branch of service.

Joe truly loved his country and his flag.Joe was loved by family, friends and acquaintances and will be remembered as a gentle man and a real gentleman. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle. Joe was a Harley-Davidson man and owned 8-10 motorcycles during his earlier lifetime.

Son of the late Louis and Ida Bloom, he is survived by his wife, Katherine (Fraioli) Bloom with whom he just celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary; his son Ronald Bloom of Bordentown, NJ; his granddaughter and her husband, Jaclyn and Michael Zefutie of Robbinsville; two great-grandchildren Adriana and Christian Zefutie; a brother and sister-in-law Sid Bloom and his wife Annette; and many nieces and nephews. Joes other eight brothers and one sister are deceased. Joe and Katherine had another son who passed away in 1991, Robert Bloom who left behind his children, a son and daughter-in-law James and Olivia Pompi and two grandchildren James, Jr. and Sara Pompi. James has been in the Navy for 18 years, serving in Spain and Italy and is now stationed in Virginia. Funeral services will be held 3PM Monday at the Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ.Interment will be held privately and at the convenience of the family.Relatives and friends may call 1-3PM Monday at the Colonial Home.
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