November 26, 2010
414 E. Main Street New Washington OH 44854 12/3/2010 18:00:00
New Washington OH 44854 12/4/2010 13:30:00
Alberta Blum, 93, of Chagrin Falls passed away November 26, 2010 at Arden Court Assisted Living facility in Chagrin Falls. She was born on July 2, 1917 in New Washington, Ohio to the late Joseph and Anna (Mahl) Blum. She was a devoted Legal Secretary for the United Transportation Union for over 40 years.
She is survived by two brothers, Raymond (Alice) Blum and Alfred (Jane) Blum; one sister, Margaret (Dan) Ferrazza; one sister-in-law, Dororthy Blum; 19 nieces and nephews, Carol, Rev. Steve, Mark, Rick, Terri, Roger, Joe, Margaret, Rosie, Joan, John, Jim, June, Karen, Norbie, Julie, Mary Jo and Greg; and many great-nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Norbert G. and Francis Blum; one sister, Marcie Blum; and special friend, William Schirmer.
Friends may gather at the Secor Funeral Home in New Washington on Friday, December 3, 2010 from 6-8 PM. The funeral mass will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at the St. Bernard Catholic Church at 1:30 PM with Father Steve Blum officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Bernard’s Catholic Cemetery in New Washington. Memorial contribitions may be made to St. Charles Church 2200 West Elm Street Lima, OH 45805. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.
We all send our prayers and thoughts to all the family of Berta. What a delightful lady, full of life and the love of her family.
My peace and acceptance fill everyone’s heart.
God Bless, fly high Berta.
Betty Terhune and Family
Please accept my sympathy to the Blum Family.
Alberta was a good and dear friend – I will miss
keeping in touch with her each Christmas.
Not only was she an excellent legal secretary for
the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, she also
managed the Stenographic Pool for the union which
later became the United Transportation Union. She was responsible for implementing the computer
system for transcribing dictation for all departments of the organization.
She was very proud of her family and spoke of
Sincerely, Judy Brazeal Klemencic
May Aunt Alberta enjoy the peace of Heaven and the joy of the risen Christ forever. Thanks to all of you who were faithful caretakers and visitors of Aunt Alberta over the past few years.
Rog, Sue, Noah, Andy, and Ryan Blum