Sponsored obituary – Frederick C. Blome & Jean L. Blome | TheUnion.com

Sponsored obituary – Frederick C. Blome & Jean L. Blome

Frederick C. Blome, age 83, died in Palo Alto California on October 5, 2004. Born in Detroit, Michigan, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and in the Korean War. He helped to develop the family printing business in Washington, Michigan.

Later, as the Vice President of Gross Photo Mount Co. in Toledo, Ohio, he developed the first molded plastic picture frames, which he also produced through his own company, Wayne Frames, Inc. After retiring to Grass Valley, California with Jean, his wife of 58 years, he served on the board of directors of the Neighborhood Center for the Arts.

Fred and Jean had lived in Palo Alto California since 2002.

Jean Blome, age 84, died in Palo Alto on November 27, 2005. Born Jean Slating in Romeo, Michigan, the 9th of 10 children, she attended business school, and worked as a secretary for many years at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Maumee, Ohio. Her life project was her family genealogy. After 30 years of diligent searching, she succeeded in tracing her family history back to 1500 AD. Her greatest joy was taking long walks in the woods, searching for wild flowers and birds.

Fred and Jean are survived by daughter Susan Sutherland of Monterey, California; and son Fred, daughter-in-law Cheryl and

granddaughter Olivia, all of Menlo Park, California. Fred leaves

his sister Mary Babler of St. Louis, Missouri; sister Harriet

Manning of Melbourne, Florida; brother Donald Blome of

Asheville, North Carolina; and many nieces and nephews. Jean

leaves her sister Betty Johnson in Horse Shoe, North Carolina,

brother John Slating in Hudson, Florida, and many nieces and


Donations may be made in their name to: Neighborhood

Center of the Arts, 200 Litton Dr., Ste. # 212, Grass Valley, CA

95945 or to the Audubon Society, Dept. W, 700 Broadway, NY

NY 10003.

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