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Anne C. “Nancy” Blom, 97

May 17, 1924 - October 03, 2021

Anne C. “Nancy” Blom, 97, of Lancaster and Ocean City, NJ, peacefully passed away from natural causes on October 3, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Born on May 17, 1924 in Lansing, MI, she was the daughter of the late Royden and Anna (Gegg) Catanach. She was the devoted wife of Gerard “Gerry” Blom until his passing in 1979.

After a brief stay in Lancaster where she finished the first grade in 1931 at the Sacred Heart Academy, the next eleven years of education occurred in the Detroit, MI area. She graduated from Immaculata College in 1946 and received her Masters Degree in Education from Temple University in 1968. She went on to work in the Lancaster area, taking time out to raise a family before going on to teach at Lancaster Catholic High School for nearly 20 years until retiring in 1984. In her free time, she enjoyed traveling the world and was especially fond of Africa, Italy and Australia. For over the past thirty years, Anne and her sister Betty lived at the family home in Ocean City, NJ the majority of the year with the balance in Lancaster. They enjoyed playing Bridge together in both communities. Anne supported numerous organizations for helping people, promoting sciences, environment and animals; she was especially fond of cats.

She will be missed by her sons, Roy Blom, companion of Carol of Lancaster and Bruce Blom, husband of Deana of Leola; and grandchildren, Harrison Blom, Adam Blom and Tegan Blom. She was preceded in passing by her parents, husband and a sister, Betty Sneeringer.

Guests are invited to attend a viewing on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 414 E. King St. Lancaster, PA 17602 from 10 AM – 12 PM. A funeral service will be held following the viewing. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Community Care, Bob Fryer & Family Inpatient Center

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October 07, 2021

Roy, Very sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Will remember her in my morning prayers.
Love,
Dickie

October 07, 2021

Roy and Bruce, and Anne’s other family, we are so sorry for your loss.  We sang with Anne in St. Anne’s Choir for years, she and I in the alto section, and she made it fun.  She was a warm friendly woman, full of life, lots of smiles, and we know you will miss her very much. We send our very deepest sympathy.   Peggy and Gere Frailey

October 06, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. 
Anne Marie Lombardo Class of 1973

October 05, 2021

Mrs. Blom was my favorite teacher at LCHS! Never a dull moment in Biology class and when you had the opportunity to go to Lewis Delaware you learned so much. RIP sweet lady🙏🏻
Carole Martin Good

October 05, 2021

So sad to learn of the passing of Mrs. Blom. She was the best biology teacher ever never had a dull moment in her classroom! When you had the opportunity to go to Lewis DE for a marine study she made it so much fun that you forgot it was to learn something  much because she made it so much fun! RIP Mrs. Blom and thankyou four being a great teacher at LCHS💕
Carole Martin Good

October 05, 2021

Mrs. Blom was my favorite teacher at LCHS! Never a dull moment in Biology class and when you had the opportunity to go to Lewis Delaware you learned so much. RIP sweet lady🙏🏻
Carole Martin Good

October 05, 2021

So sorry for the loss of such a wonderful woman. She was my biology teacher at LCHS, loved her. God bless her and my deepest sympathies to her family. LCHS Class 76′ Kathy Ohrel Morrison 

October 05, 2021

Prayers for the family.
She was an outstanding teacher at LCHS. I appreciated all her help and support as I began my teaching career across the hall from her room.
Tom Mayer

October 05, 2021

Condolences.  I remember her well teaching me at LCHS.  God bless her with eternal life and bless her family with condolences and peace. 
Rev. Philip Burger ‘75

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Lancaster, PA 17602
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