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Kathryn M. Bloomer

February 19, 1922 September 23, 2009
Kathryn M. Bloomer
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Kathryn M. Bloomer (nee. Popovich), of Brighton and Birmingham, died Wednesday, September 23, 2009 in the care of her family. She was 87 years old.
Born February 19, 1922 in Lucerne Mines, Pennsylvania, Kathryn was one of seven children born to parents John and Mary (nee. Kush) Popovich. She and her siblings, Sophie, Ann, Blanche, John, Rose, and Michael were raised in Pennsylvania surrounded by their rich Ukrainian heritage. As a young woman, Kathryn moved to Detroit, Michigan with her sister Rose.
In the 1940s, Kathryn co-owned a hair salon in Detroit named the Bee Hive. For the majority of her working career, Kathryn was a dedicated Nurse�s Aide and served at the Henry Ford Bi-County Community Hospital, San Fernando Valley Hospital, and Granada Hills Community Hospital.
On September 27, 1955, Kathryn married the love of her life, Marion A. Bloomer. The couple was blessed with the births of their three children and raised their family in Warren.
Kathryn was an avid gardener and a fabulous cook who loved to share her talents in the kitchen. She handmade pierogi and other traditional Ukrainian dishes, cookies and award winning cheesecake. In a small brown binder marked �Recipes,� she kept a collection of all her favorites, each handwritten on laminated a recipe card.
She loved gadgets, and every new one that Kathryn found, she had to have, and she had them all: jar openers, hard-boiled egg slicers, cheese cutter with patterns, pickle forks, strainers, and paper towel holders. And if she decided a gadget was particularly useful, she bought one for you, too. (And most likely in the color theme she had randomly assigned to you and your kitchen).
Kathryn was an avid card player and a true �card shark� by anyone�s standards. As a young mother, Kathryn would join her son and his friends for games of poker for pennies and single-handedly clean them out. She enjoyed her annual Pinochle games with her neighborhood friends from Warren.
Kathryn was incredibly gregarious and magnetic--she became the friend of each and every person she met. Kathryn was a loving wife, dedicated mother, adoring grandmother, and a special angel to all who were blessed to know her.
Kathryn joins her beloved husband, Marion A. Bloomer (d. September 25, 1974). She is survived by loving children Thomas (Rosemary) Bloomer and Karen Bloomer, and the late Mary Ellen Bloomer; step-children Cheryl (Lew) Silver and the late Dale Bloomer; dear grandchildren, Amelia Weiske, Brandon Cook, Olivia Bloomer, Adam Bloomer, Kathryn Bloomer, and the late Oona Weiske; step-grandchildren, Jason (Ellorie) Silver, Rebecca Silver, Laura (John) Capps, Jennifer (Don) Devoe, and Robert Bloomer; step great-grandchildren Devon Graosko, Zoe Silver, Izabella Silver, Zachary Silver and Morgan Silver; sister Rose MacDonald and brother Michael Popovich. Kathryn is also survived by many loving extended family members and dear friends. Kathryn will be deeply missed by all who were blessed by her life. She is surely an angel among them.

Memorial Mass from St. Patrick�s Catholic Church, 711 Rickett Road, Brighton, Saturday, 11:00 AM. Fr. Karl Pung to officiate. Friends may gather from 10:00 AM until time of service. For further information, please phone Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, Brighton, 810.229.2905.


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