Dr. Patricia W. Bloom
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Dr. Patricia W. Bloom

BLOOM: Dr. Patricia W. Bloom, on Monday, Nov. 20, 2023. Beloved daughter of the late Reuben and Rosalind (Glick) Caplan of Pittsburgh, mother of Reid (Linda) Wilk of Novi, Michigan, Jessica Wilk of Charlottesville, Virginia, and Jonathan (Tracie) Wilk of Short Hills, New Jersey. Sister of Lynn (Frank) Fisher of Pittsburgh. Grandmother of Lauren, David, Noah and Alex Wilk. “Penny,” as she was always known to friends and family, was born and raised in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. In addition to raising three children while working full time, she earned both her master’s and PhD at the University of Pittsburgh in higher education in the evenings and served for many years as a dean at community colleges in Western Pennsylvania, Maryland and New York. She was very proud to have been a working mom who was able to make a difference in the lives of so many students and be a role model for her children and grandchildren. Family and friends are welcome to meet at Ralph Schugar Chapel, 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside, 15232, on Friday, Nov. 24, 2023, at 1 p.m. We will then proceed to B’Nai Israel Cemetery, 1491 Blackadore Avenue, Penn Hills, 15235, for a 2 p.m. graveside service. Please join us after the service in the Maxon Towers Social Room at 6315 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15217, to share memories and to help in celebrating Penny’s life from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Penny’s memory to the Lewy Body Dementia Association lbda.org/donate/. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. schugar.com PJC

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