Donald A. Bloom

Donald A. Bloom ’63 died on December 24, 2012, in New York, New York.

(The following was provided by the Landmark on December 27, 2012)

HOLDEN – Donald A. Bloom, 71, of Holden died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, in St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, following a heart attack.

Donald was born in Worcester, son of Solomon S. and Helen (Adams) Bloom, and spent his life in Worcester before retiring to Holden in 2004. He graduated from Worcester Academy in 1959, Bowdoin College in 1963, and received his MALS at Wesleyan University in 1967. He made his career as a high school teacher of mathematics, especially enjoying teaching geometry and advanced placement calculus. He taught for three years at Bartlett High School in Webster, thirty-seven years at Worcester Academy, and finally almost two years as calculus instructor at St. Peter Marian High School in Worcester.

For more than twenty years he coached student mathletes to compete in the Worcester County Math League and the Western Mass. Association of Regional Mathematics Leagues. He was elected to the Massachusetts Hall of Fame for Mathematics Educators in 2004 and inducted into the Worcester Academy Hall of Fame in 2009. He and his wife enjoyed travel, music and museums. He loved to learn almost as much as he loved to teach.

He leaves his wife of twenty-one years, Elaine (Willey) Bloom; his sister, Barbara and her husband Charles Greene of Santa Barbara, Calif.; his nephews, Douglas Greene and family of Connecticut and Scott Greene and family of California; and his aunt, Irene Bloom of Naples, Fla.

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