Mary Ann Blum, 87, passed away peacefully on November 1, 2019, at Lutheran Care Rehab in Clinton, NY.
She was born in Rochester, NY on July 25, 1932, a daughter of the late Frank and Irene (Brown) Leicht. Mary Ann graduated from SUNY Geneseo and was a special education teacher at Cohoes Middle School. On August 13, 1960, she was united in marriage to Norbert J. Blum. They were members of St. Ambrose Church in Latham, NY, where Mary Ann devoted her time to church activities and the food pantry. She was also an active member of the Latham Women’s Club. She loved spending time with her family: camping, cooking, traveling and especially enjoyed poker nights with her family and friends. Mary Ann enjoyed a good game of bridge or Mahjong with friends, as well. During her summer breaks from teaching, she worked at the Saratoga Racetrack for 25 years. One of her favorite memories was meeting Pope John Paul II during a trip to Italy.
She is survived by her husband, Norbert of New Hartford; her three sons and their spouses, John and Georgia Blum of Somerset, NJ, Andrew and Dianna Blum of Clinton, NY and James and Tara Blum of Manlius, NY; four beloved grandchildren, Christopher, Kimberly, Ryan and Cooper; and two brothers, Robert Leicht and his wife Carol of Rochester and Frank Leicht of Rochester.
All are invited to call Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from Noon – 2pm at Owens-Pavlot & Rogers Funeral Service, Inc., 35 College St., Clinton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 9:30am at St. Mary’s Church, Marvin St., Clinton. Her burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Clinton.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Mary Ann’s memory to The Country Pantry, PO Box 76, Clinton, NY 13323.