James Walter Bloom

Mr. James Walter Bloom Jr., age 86 of Black Mountain, N.C. passed away October 25, 2016. Although Jim never married, he was known by so many as their 'Dear Old Adopted Dad, Granddad or Uncle'. He taught those around him that love was what made a family.

He spent his life humbly serving others with 30 years as an Army Lt. Col, Korea and Vietnam and 10 years with the North Carolina Division of Environmental Natural Resources.

Jim volunteered countless hours of community service never asking for or expecting any recognition. His life was truly dedicated to serving his church, his country, his community and others.

He is survived by his nieces Christine M. (David) Bloom Horth of Niagara Falls NY and Cheryl A. (Frank) Palermo of Webster NY. His nephew Bernard (Rhonda) Bloom of Park Hills NY.

A service to celebrate his life will be conducted Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 2 PM at Highland Farms Retirement Community Black Mountain N.C.

Jim will be interred with his parents and brother at St Joseph’s Cemetery in Albion, NY.

Scott Huskins Funeral & Cremation Services is in charge of the arrangements. www.scotthuskins.com 678.771.5566.


1. Jean Wetherbee wrote:
Christine my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I remember Jim fondly when my parents visited his parents. He was a very kind person.

Thu, October 27, 2016 @ 8:13 PM

2. Cheryl Palermo wrote:
Jim,and Janice- Uncle Jim,was a career military man, the world traveler ,he loved to hike all over NC. He loved giving to others by volunteering and just giving to others. Most of all he loved his adoptive family . You and your family gave him so much love . He was so proud of his adoptive family. Thank-yiu for giving him,so much. He loved you all so much. I miss Uncle Jim so much.

Fri, November 4, 2016 @ 10:27 PM

3. Dick Allen wrote:
I had the good fortune to work as a volunteer with Jim for several years at Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity. We worked together on the "Monday Crew" and enjoyed our times together.
Jim was an interesting fellow and shared many stories of his long and varied career in the Army and work careers.
He'll be remembered fondly by many, and especially those of us on his old "Monday Habitat Crew".

Wed, November 9, 2016 @ 8:45 AM