Vincent Paul (“Eggie”) Bloom, age 94 of Smock, PA, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Jefferson Hospital on Tuesday, May 9, 2023. He was born in Rowes Run, PA on May 16, 1928, son of the late Lee and Anna (Walko) Bloom.
Vincent served as a Sergeant in the United States Army Air Force during World War II. He was recognized for his service with a World War II Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal – Japan.
After 30 years working for U.S. Steel, Vincent retired in 1984 from the Duquesne Works. In his retirement years, he enjoyed spending time with his family, following the Pirates and Steelers, and listening to polkas.
Vincent was a member of the Colonial Athletic Club, the Franklin Rod & Gun Club, and Amvets Post 103. He was a former member of St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church in Smock and belonged to the Church of St. John the Baptist in Perryopolis.
A loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Vincent is survived by his wife of 69 years, Veronica (Bozek) Bloom; son, David, and wife, Kimberly, of Uniontown; granddaughter, Danielle (Orbash) Kiefer, and husband, David, of Pittsburgh; granddaughter, Amy Orbash, and partner, Thomas Dorich, of Erie; great-grandchildren, Emerson, Fallon, and Dawson; sister, Anna Marie Harper, of Perryopolis; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his daughter, Beverly Orbash, and son-in-law, David Orbash; daughter, Diana Antoon; brothers, William, Leo, Raymond, and Edward; and sister, Louise.
At Vincent’s wishes, there will be no viewing and a private burial. He will be interred at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.
Arrangements are under the direction of Donald R. Crawford Funeral Home in Hopwood.
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