BLOOM, Leonard Irving Leonard Irving “Stretch” Bloom, of Bloomfield, beloved Husband of 53 years of Barbara (May) Bloom, passed away Monday (August 9, 2010) at the age of 83. He was born and raised in Hartford. He was a 1944 graduate of Weaver High School and a 1950 graduate of the University of Connecticut, obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. He was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity. He was drafted out of college into the infantry in World War II. Leonard is a member of the Jewish War Veterans, Hartford-Laurel Post #45 and an active member of Beth Hillel Synagogue in Bloomfield. Leonard served as Administrative Vice President, Treasurer, Chairman of the Scholarship committee and High Holiday usher. He was a Certified Public Accountant for most of his life, retiring from Filomeno & Co in West Hartford. Besides his wife, Leonard leaves a very devoted daughter, Susan, and son-in-law, Jacob Stepan, two granddaughters, Rachel and Hanna all of Randolph, NJ. A brother-in-law, Ira May of Waterford, two nephews and many loving cousins and friends. His son, Alan Michael Bloom and brother, Bernard Bloom, predeceased him.
Funeral services will be on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary of Beth Hillel Synagogue, 160 Wintonbury Ave, Bloomfield with Rabbi Gary Atkins officiating. Interment will follow in Beth Hillel Cemetery in East Granby. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Beth Hillel Synagogue, 160 Wintonbury Avenue, Bloomfield, CT 06002 or to The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 20 Batterson Road, Farmington, CT 06032. A memorial period will be observed at his home Thursday evening. For additional information, directions or to sign the guestbook for Leonard, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com.