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“Dearest Family, I'm truly sorry that I didn't call sooner. I had no idea Mr.Blum had passed away. He was a masterpiece to all the people that he...Read More »
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“Dear Mrs. Helen and Ms. Katherine, we are so sorry for the loss of Mr. Fred. He was such a sweet and wonderful person always so kind. We are so sorry...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Marie, Denise and Tony - Savannah, GA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your in your time of loss. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Bill & Darlene Lewis - GA

“My heart goes out to you and your Mom. May your memories bring the feelings of love and joy to have known and shared a life with such a special...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Noel Szychowski - Savannah, GA

“Uncle Bud was an important part of my family and very well loved. It meant so much to me and to all my children for him, Aunt Helen and Kathie to...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Joan Williams - Orlando, FL

“Mr.Blum and the Blum family have been there for many important events in my life. Not only for my confirmation. My first Communion, Confirmation and...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Tiaria Daniels - Savannah, GA

“I would like to express my deepest condolences for the Blums. I would also like to thank the Blums for all of which they have done for me and my...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Kayla Daniels - Savannah, GA

“"For if we believe that Jesus died and rose, so too will God, through Jesus, bring with him those who have fallen asleep."- I Thessalonians 4:14, NAB...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Alejandro Alick III - Savannah, GA

“My condolences, ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Abbas Tabar - Savannah, GA

“Helen and family, I appreciate all of the support you and Fred gave to our management association. He will be missed. My prayers are with you...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Debra Russell - Savannah, GA

“Helen, I have such happy memories of Fred during our years together at East Rome HS. I have thought of the two of you so often. My thoughts are with...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Anne Culpepper - Rome, GA

“My condolences to Helen and her family. Fred was one of the nicest gentleman I ever knew and the epitome of "The Greatest Generation". I truly...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Jim Lorenz - Bluffton, SC

“Katherine and Mrs. Blum, I cherish the fond memories I have with Mr. Blum. Karate was the thread that connected us all. Many hot summers, we would...Read More »
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Fredrick H. Blum, Jr., 91, died Sunday, July 10. He was born in Dumont, NJ. to Lilla F. White and Frederick H. Blum, Sr. He received an associate degree from Bergen Junior College and received a certificate from the Casey Jones School of Aeronautics (now Vaughn College of Aeronautics & Technology). He served in the Marine Corps during World War II and was stationed in a radar unit outside of Beijing, China. Benefiting from the GI bill, he graduated from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut with a degree in math. Mr. Blum taught math for four years at East Rome HS, GA, where he also coached basketball. While there, he was elected "Groovy Teacher of the Year" and "Citizen of the Year." Mr. Blum worked as an aerospace engineer in hydraulics and mechanical systems for most of his life. He was employed by Chance Vought [working on the Corsair fighter}, Sikorsky [working on many ships including the "Jolly Green Giant"], Vertol-Boeing [Chinook and Sea Knight], Lockheed [C-5] and Gulfstream [G2 through G5]. He retired from Gulfstream in 1998 at the age of 78. At the age of 65, he began karate training with the West Savannah Karate Club of the Amateur Athletic Union. He supported the West Savannah Karate Club in karate instruction, held at the St. Anthony (later Resurrection of Our Lord) parish hall, and in competition for youth and adults. When he was 72, he became a black belt. He was the oldest black belt karate competitor in the Amateur Athletic Union and received many awards at state, regional and national levels. The Richmond Times-Dispatch covered his karate accomplishments in an article titled, "Still kicking at 80." He continued to compete in kata and kobudo until he was 87. Mr. Blum served as an usher and as a council member at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. He was a member of the Holy Name Society. He belonged to the Gulfstream Management Association and to the Gulfstream Retiree Club. His parents, his only sister Dorothy B. Williams and nephew Kevin Williams preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years Helen Orzechowski Blum, daughter Katherine Russell, and David Russell (son-in-law); nephews and nieces: Randall Williams and Valerie, Steven Williams and Suzanne, and niece Joan Williams; great nephews and nieces: Aren Williams (and Alexa), Kristina (and Shay) Harold, Summer (and Cristian) Escalante and Andersen Williams; Kendra (and Sam) Henry and Autumn (and John) Miall; 3 great-great nieces and 3 great-great nephews; his God-daughter Theresa Kay Reese Fisher; confirmees Linhson Do and Tiaria Daniels. A funeral mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church on July 18 at 11 AM. There will be visiting hours at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel on Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17 from 4 PM to 6 PM; Rosary Sunday at 6 PM. Entombment will follow in Hillcrest Abbey Memorial Park Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers please donate to "Savannah State University," [for: Annual Fund]; send to: SSU, Box 20439, Savannah, GA 31404. Please sign our online guestbook at www.foxandweeks.com Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel

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