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Pearl LaVerne Bloom

January 28, 1923 January 18, 2021
Pearl LaVerne Bloom
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Pearl LaVerne Bloom, 97, of New Millport, passed away Monday January 18, 2021 at her residence.

Born January 28, 1923 in Pflugerville, TX, she was the daughter of Leonard and Minna Johanna (Nehring) Steger. Mrs. Bloom was retired from Kurta Brothers in Clearfield where she had worked in several departments.

She was a 40 years member of the Salem Lutheran Church in New Millport until it was closed and then attended the Olanta Lutheran Church. She was a member of the New Millport Picnic Association and was a member of the former GFWC New Millport Woman’s Club where she had served many years as the treasurer.

On January 18, 1943 in Clovis, NM, she wed Meredith W. Bloom who preceded her in death on January 7, 2007. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a son James Bloom, and four brothers: Luther, Leonard, Charles and Robert Steger. She was the last member of her generation.

Surviving are 2 daughters: Lynda Rizzo of Alexandria, VA and Bonnie Gallagher and husband Michael of Huntingtown, MD and a daughter-in-law Denise Bloom of Curwensville who also was her caregiver for the past two years. Also surviving are six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no public visitation. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville with Pastor Richard Steuernagle officiating. Interment will be in the New Millport Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Penn Highlands Community Nurses-Hospice * 757 Johnsonburg/St. Marys Road, Suite #200 * St Marys, PA 15757.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.
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Cemetery Details


New Millport Cemetery Final Resting Place

7510 Douglas Road
New Millport, PA 16861

7510 Douglas Road New Millport 16861 PA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Penn Highlands Community Nurses/Hospice

757 Johnsonburg Road
Suite 200
Saint Marys,, PA 15857

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