Vernon L. "Vern" Bloom, 82 of Roscoe passed away on Tuesday June 18, 2019 surrounded by his loving family at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Born in N. Charleroi on February 8, 1937, a son of the late George E. and Mary L. Dayton Bloom.
Vern was a 1955 graduate of California Area High School. He served during the Vietnam Era in the US Army Corp of Engineers from April 1960 till May of 1962. Vern had been a welder at Combustion Engineering and Bobcock-Wilcox and retired from Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was member of the former St. Joseph's RC Church in Roscoe and is a member of Mary, Mother of the Church Charleroi. Vern was also a member of the Roscoe American Legion Post #801 and the Roscoe Slovak Club. His hobbies included fishing at Lake Erie with his buddy Al Crow, Canoeing, reading, crossword and jigsaw puzzles, playing cards and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Evelyn Gazi Bloom, 2 sons; Vernon L. Bloom Jr. (Jamie) of Daisytown and Vincent L. Bloom (Tracy) of Beallsville, 6 grandchildren; David, Michael and Lucas Bloom, Macayla Traverso-Bloom, and Tricia and Eric Miles Jr., 4 great-grandchildren; Mason and Nora Terrell, Declan Miles and Brett Remensnyder, 3 brothers; John P., Charles W. and James R. Bloom and a sister Pearl M. Kennedy. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers; Joseph R., Donald D. and Emory E. Bloom.
Visitation will be held on Friday June 21, 2019 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. 1008 Furlong Ave., Roscoe. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday June 22, 2019 at 11:00am at Mary, Mother of the Church Charleroi with Rev. Gerald Mikonis as celebrant. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Carroll Twp.. Military honors will be accorded by the Roscoe American Legion Post #801.