Helene Blum

by | Sep 16, 2015 | Obituaries

NORFOLK—Helene Blum (nee Piwovar) 87, formerly of Philadelphia, Pa., passed away on August 19, 2015.

She is survived by her husband Herschel, two daughters and their husbands, two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

With the encouragement and support of her husband, Helene was up to any challenge. Already having a family, she went back to school and completed two degrees at Temple University. She had a diverse career as a teacher, liaison to the World Affairs Council, in the government at the EEOC, managing supermarkets, and the family catering business.

Helene was adventurous: learning to fly and getting a pilot’s license at 50, trying zip-lining on her 80th birthday. She set an example of what life could be.

The service was held in Portsmouth, Va. Contributions can be made to The Daniel Nathan Goldstein Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 11484, Norfolk, VA 23517.