Natalie Janet Greenwood Bloom
August 4, 1921 – March 24, 2020
On Tuesday, March 24th, 2020, Natalie Janet Bloom peacefully passed away at River Garden Hebrew Home. A longtime Jacksonville resident, Natalie was born August 4th, 1921 in New York City and raised in Savannah, GA where she spent her childhood years.
Survived by four children, Patty Nussbaum, Malcolm Bloom and wife Sharon of Jacksonville, Beth Kochba and husband Avi of Virginia, and Nancy Loventhal of Tennessee; Natalie was predeceased by her loving husband of over 50 years, Joseph Avern Bloom and son Russell Joseph Bloom.
She was devoted to her children and grandchildren; Lindsay Nussbaum, Billy Nussbaum and wife Lindsey, Abigail Gomez and husband Tyhler, Hannah Szafaryn and husband Joe, Jaime Bloom and wife Yohana of Jacksonville, Justin Davis and Natalie Loventhal of Tennessee, David Kochba and wife Rachel, Dana Kochba, and Jonathan Kochba and wife Lara of Virginia. In addition, she was a loving great-grandmother to six.
A graduate of Lee High School, Class of 1939. Natalie was very involved in the Jewish community, serving as a dedicated board member of Congregation Ahavath Chesed for twenty years, a life member of the National Council of Jewish Women, a life member and past President of the Jacksonville Chapter of Hadassah, a member of the Cummer Art Museum, and the League of Women Voters.
Natalie had many interests and was actively involved in the local community; whether it be playing tennis or bridge, volunteering her time to those in need, supporting the arts, or attending various events that her children and grandchildren participated in. She showed her love through cooking, always welcoming friends and family to a seat at her table. Natalie leaves behind a legacy to be remembered by all whose lives she has touched. Natalie was buried in accordance with her faith on Thursday, March 26, 2020 in Temple Cemetery, with Rabbi Robert Goodman officiating. A memorial service will be held at a later date. May her name always be for a blessing Arrangements are under the care and direction of HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME OF MANDARIN, 11801 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223. www.hgmandarin.com (904) 288-0025.
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Natalie Janet Greenwood Bloom
Mary Van Osdol
March 30, 2020
Natalie Bloom was a lovely, dignified woman whom I had the pleasure of meeting since I was a long time friend of her dear son, Russell. The Bloom family was one of the nicest families I met during my 13 years of living in Jacksonville. Natalie raised an amazing son in Russell and I will always be grateful for his friendship.
March 26, 2020
To the Bloom family, Our deepest condolences on the passing of dear Natalie. My mom and dad, Janice and Robert Hayflick, had many wonderful years of visits and social time with Natalie and Joe. Much love, Janice and Bonnie Hayflick, Jacksonville/St. Augustine, Fla.