Thaddeus Robert Blum

February 9, 1943 ~ March 21, 2022 (age 79)

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Thaddeus R. (Thad) Blum, age 79, of Pottsville, PA passed away Monday March 21st, 2022 at Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center in Camp Hill.

Born in Pottsville, PA on February 9, 1943, he was the son of the late Robert and Teresa (Daley) Blum.

Thad was a graduate of Nativity B.V.M. High School, Class of 1961. He served in the U.S. Air Force from March 5, 1962 till March 4, 1966 and then worked as an Office Manager for the Yuengling Brewery in Pottsville.

Thad was a lifemember of the Dipper Club, the Pottsville AMVETS, and the Strausstown Rod & Gun Club. He was also a member of the Mechanicsville Fish and Game, the Second Mt. Rod 7 Gun Club, the East Ward Social Club, the North Ward Social Club, the Cressona Legion, the Frackville Moose Club, the West End Hose Company in Pottsville, and the Wagner Good VFW in Hamburg. Thad loved his dog Benny and going camping.

Thad is survived by his wife of 58 years, Frances L. (Dabashinsky) Blum; two sons: Tracy Blum and his wife Doreen Blum and Scot Blum; a daughter Lenore Kleckner and her husband Dave; six grandchildren: Skylar, Kolby, Kory, Jason, Payton and Alex; and a great granddaughter Charleigh, all of Pottsville; and a sister Barbara Vaile, Florida. 

A Religious Service will be held at the Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home in Port Carbon at 11AM on Friday, March 25th, with Deacon Jack Quirk officiating.

Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing on Friday morning from 9-11AM at the Funeral Home.

Interment with Military Honors will be held at a later date at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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March 25, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home
208 Pike Street
Port Carbon, PA 17965

Religious Service
March 25, 2022

11:00 AM
Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home
208 Pike Street
Port Carbon, PA 17965


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501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
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