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Lee Bloom, Former Larchmont Executive, Dies at 92

LARCHMONT, N.Y. - Lee H. Bloom, a longtime resident of Larchmont, died Dec. 12 in New Rochelle. He was 92.

Born in New York City on Jun. 21, 1919, he was the son of Harry and Harriet Bloom. After attending school in New Rochelle, Mr. Bloom graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1940.

After completing one year at Harvard Law School, Mr. Bloom entered the U.S. Navy and served as a Lieutenant Commander until 1945. He married Mary Louise in the Philadelphia Navy Yard and went back to Harvard to finish his law degree.

Mr. Bloom then started a 36-year career with Lever Brothers Company as an executive, including administrative vice president and chief executive officer. In 1951, he and his family moved to Larchmont. For over 16 years, Mr. Bloom served as a councilman in Mamaroneck.

On May 15, he was honored by the United Nations Association for his commitment to the organization and the Westchester Chapter. He was a former president and treasurer for its Southern New York Division. A member of several community and charitable boards, Mr. Bloom was affiliated with UNICEF and Sheldrake Environmental Center in Larchmont.

Surviving are his sons Daniel (Sherri) Bloom and Douglas Bloom, his daughter Louise (Irving) Abel, two grandsons and his friend Alice LaSala. He was predeceased by his wife Mary in 2005.

Funeral details will be announced by John J. Fox Funeral Home in Larchmont.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to UNICEF , 125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038, United Nations Association , P.O. Box 96619, Washington, DC 20090, or the Sheldrake Environmental Center , 685 Weaver Street, Larchmont, NY 10538.

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