William F. Blum of Mt. Holly [NJ] age 73, died September 18,1996.
Mr. Blum was born in Wheeling, WV and proudly served his
country for 23
years in the U.S. Army, with 19 years in the Airbourne Division in the
508th ARCT and various units in the 11th, 17th, 82nd and 101st
Airbourne Division. He was a master parachutist with over 100 jumps from
planes in flight and earned the German Jump School Wings and the Army
After retiring as a 1st Sgt. in the U.S. Army Mr.
Blum went on to serve as a NJ State Correction Officer at Bordentown
and Mid-State Correctional facilities where he retired with 20 years of
service. He was also a member of the 82nd Airbourne Association, 101st
Airbourne Association, 75th Division Veterans Association, the Airbourne
Club and the N.J. PBA [Policemen's Benevolent
Mr. Blum was the loving husband of Rosemary (nee Gillespie) and dear
father of William F. Blum of Kulpsville, PA and James J. Blum of
Lumberton, NJ. He was preceded in death by his brother John Blum Jr. and
his sister Pearl Zymbroy. He is also survived by his brother Harry Blum
of Lewis- burg, Tenn. and Bob Blum of Bordentown, NJ, a granddaughter
Catherine A. Blum of Forrest Hills, NY, three step-grandchildren and
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his
Service of Christian
Burial on Wednesday, 10am at LEE/GIVNISH of Mt. Holly, 317 High St.
Interment Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown,
NJ. Viewing will be Tuesday evening, 7-9 and Wednesday morning 9-10am at
the funeral home.
(courtesy of Peter J. Orilia)
Grave marker for William F. and Rosemary C. Blum at Plot:
L, site 10116 in the Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery,
Wrightstown (Burlington county), New Jersey.