Alice C. Blum

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414 E. Main Street New Washington OH 44854 1/10/2016 14:00:00

New Washington OH 44854 1/11/2016 11:00:00

Alice C. Blum, age 92, of New Washington, Ohio passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at the Willows at Willard Nursing Home. She was born on September 13, 1923 to the late Frank J. and Emma M. (Karl) Burger in North Auburn, Ohio. Alice was a 1942 graduate of New Washington High School and was a former employee of Fuller Brush Co., Pioneer Rubber and retired from Timken Roller Bearing. She was a member and volunteer at St. Bernard Catholic Church and a member of the Rosary Altar Society.
She is survived by her husband, Raymond A. Blum, whom she married on November 6, 1948; son Joseph R. (Sandrea) Blum of New Washington; 2 daughters, Margaret E. (Darrell) LaVenia of Ravenna, Ohio and Rose Marie (Todd Weisbarth) Berman of Canal Winchester, Ohio; 8 grandchildren, Dr. Amy (Mark) Schnipke, Joseph (Rebecca) Blum, Mary Margaret (Nicholas) Mitchell, Anna Marie LaVenia (Bill Russell), Anthony (Kelsey) Berman, Dustin (Stacie) Berman, Jessica (Philip Link) Berman and Thomas Berman; 6 great grandchildren, Owen, Will and Avery Schnipke; Charlie and Alice LaVenia-Russell and Ella Berman; and 2 sisters-in-law, Arlene Burger and Janice Burger.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by 5 brothers, Alfred, Bernard, Arthur “Boots”, John F. and Ben Burger and 5 sisters, Helen Kaple, Frances Mielcarek, Dorothy Curran, Marie Burger and Joan Long.
Friends may call at Secor Funeral Home in New Washington, Ohio on Sunday, January 10, 2016 from 2:00 – 6:00 PM. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 11:00 AM at St. Bernard Catholic Church with Fr. Eric Culler officiating. Burial will follow at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bernard Catholic Church or the Friends of the New Washington Library. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Mary (Mielcarek) Geier - Jan 14, 2016

Deepest sympathy to Ray, Joe, Margaret, and Rosie and family on the loss of dear Aunt Alice. Such wonderful memories for so many years. Thoughts and prayers.
Love Mary (Mielcarek) Geier

Carol & Frank Henak - Jan 13, 2016

We want to send our condolences to Ray and the whole family. Alice was a special person and I’m sure she will be missed by many. We remember her as an outgoing and intelligent lady. You are being remembered in our prayers.
A memorial contribution has been sent to the funeral home in her name.

Paul and Shirley Zimmerman - Jan 11, 2016

Ray, Joe, Margaret, Rosie and families
Our sincere sympathy to you in the passing of Your wife and mother. Our prayers are with you.

Mitzi Cox - Jan 9, 2016

Deepest sympathy to Alice’s husband and family. Work with her at Timken many years ago and found her to be a very nice person.

AJ - Jan 9, 2016

Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Know that God is aware of the tears you are shedding. (Psalm 56:18) He will soon do what is said at Acts 24:15, which promises us of a resurrection of our loved ones. May that bring you hope. Take comfort in your good memories and allow your family and loving friends to help you through this difficult time.

James Blum - Jan 8, 2016

Thoughts and prayers.
From Jim, Sandy, Luke and Ben Blum

Judy and Paul lust - Jan 8, 2016

Sorry for your loss! I have fond memories of lots of great times with the Blum family. Especially remember going to their house on Christmas Eve and when we arrived home after midnight mass, etc. we enjoyed our Christmas.

Ryan Shifley - Jan 8, 2016

Thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.

Mary Jo Ferrazza - Jan 8, 2016

Thoughts and prayers go out to Ray for the loss of your beloved wife Alice! Additional prayers to Joe, Sandy, Margaret, Darrell and Rosie for the loss of your Mother.
All the grandkids and great grandkids, may God give you strength and peace in this time of grief.
Aunt Alice rest in Peace!