Sheldon Earl Blum

by | Mar 22, 2019 | Obituaries

oca Raton, Fla.—Sheldon Earl Blum, of Boca Raton, Fla., formerly of Norfolk, Virginia, passed away on March 3, 2019.

He was born on January 14, 1933 in Norfolk to Samuel and Blanche Blum. Sheldon was the owner of Suburban Bingo and Pembroke Hall Bingo. In 1976, Sheldon and his brother Cecil opened Town Hall Bingo, the first charitable commercial bingo hall in Hampton Roads.

He was a lover of good food, travel, life, and his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Gloria Blum; daughter Susan Blum Geers of Boca Raton; son Barry Blum of Virginia Beach; daughter Marcie Blum Doolin (Wayne) of Virginia Beach; grandchildren Megan and Ian Geers, Samantha Doolin; and great grandchild Xavier; as well as many other family members. Sheldon was preceded in death by his parents and brother Cecil Blum and sister Irene Silverman.

A funeral service for Sheldon was held at Altmeyer Funeral Home–Southside Chapel, followed by a procession to Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Online condolences may be expressed by visiting The family requests memorial contributions to be made to the National Kidney Foundation or charity of the donor’s choice.