Robert A. Bloom, 72, died on Tuesday, November 25, 2019 at UMass Memorial Health Alliance Clinton Hospital.
He leaves his wife of 49 years, Sharon A. (Daigle) Bloom; a son, Seth A. Bloom and his partner, Patrick Hurley of Sterling; a daughter, Amy B. and her husband, Matthew Erich of Westford; three brothers, James E. Bloom and his wife, Marcia of Richmond, VA., Paul M. Bloom and his wife, Marieanne of Hudson and Richard J. Bloom and his wife, Candace of Menlo Park, CA.; and two grandchildren Amelia and Aiden.
He was born in Worcester, a son of William and Anne (Sclar) Bloom and had lived in Sterling for 42 years. He graduated Classical High School in 1965 and Quinsigamond Community College in 1971. He graduated from Fitchburg State College with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Arts, and later from Lowell State College receiving both a Masters Degree in Education and a Masters Degree in Computer Science. He first was an industrial arts teacher at Tahanto Regional High School for several years and later became a software engineer working for several computer manufacturers for many years.
During the Vietnam War, he served in the Air Force Military Police while stationed in the Philippines.
He was a member of Sterling Democratic Committee, Sterling Cable Committee and Sterling Building Committee for the Senior Center. Bob was a member and Past Master of both the Montacute and Guiding Lights Masonic Lodges now affiliated with Boylston Lodge of Masons in West Boylston. As a 32nd Degree Mason, Bob was a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Worcester, Boston Consistory and Aleppo Temple Shrine in Wilmington.