Deceased Information


    Patricia Frankel Bloom


  • AGE



    Thursday, February 10, 2022 (Before Sunset)


    Tuesday, February 22, 2022


    3:00 (CST) PM




    Shiva reception to be held after the graveside service on February 22, 2022 at Springhill Avenue Temple.



    Patricia Frankel Bloom (Pat) died peacefully in Atlanta, GA on February 10, 2022, at the age of 88 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. 

    Pat was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Irving. She is survived by their children Jonathan (Aurora) Bloom of Columbus OH and Judy (Jonathan Minnen) of Atlanta GA and grandchildren Michael Minnen, Molly Minnen and Ariel Bloom. She is also survived by her brother David Frankel, nephews Michael J. Bloom and Adam Frankel and niece Nadine A. Bloom.

    Pat was born on September 10, 1933, in Cleveland OH and was adopted as an infant having been successfully treated for rickets. She shared a birthday with her younger brother David, three years apart. Pat grew up in Cincinnati attending Rockdale Temple, absorbing lessons in morality, justice, mercy, and caring for others from her Classical Reform Rabbi, Victor Reichert. In the summers of 1949 and 1950 she attended NFTY Leadership Institutes further nurturing her passion for a meaningful Jewish life. In November 1950 she attended a shabbat morning service at the Hebrew Union College (HUC) with three Rockdale classmates and stayed for a luncheon with HUC students where she met Irving.

    Pat graduated from Walnut Hills High School in 1951. She always treasured and valued the wonderful education she received at Walnut Hills. She attended Bryn Mawr College for one year before transferring to University of Miami from which she graduated in 1955. Meanwhile she and Irving wrote letters and saw one another on school holidays. She visited Irving in Anniston AL in 1954 and 1955 while he served as a student rabbi, and he bought her engagement ring there. They married in August 1955 and remained in Cincinnati while he completed his studies at HUC. Later they moved to Charleroi PA where Irving served briefly as rabbi while he completed his thesis. After ordination, Irving served as a chaplain in the United States Air Force from 1956 to 1958 and they were stationed in Germany at Ramstein AFB. Pat had many fond memories of their time in Europe. 

    A lifelong adventurer and optimist, Pat found meaningful ways to participate in congregational and community life while living in New Orleans LA from 1958 to 1960, in Mobile AL from 1960 to 1973, in Dayton OH from 1973 to 1997, in Fairhope AL from 1997 to 2007 and in Atlanta from 2007 until her death. She supported civil rights in the 1960s, studied Music Theory at the University of Dayton in the 1970s.  Pat wove together her interests in music and Judaism by working with the Temple Israel (Dayton OH) choir, at first assisting its founding director, Paul Katz in the 1980s and eventually succeeding as the choir director. She became scuba certified at age 50, attended the Berkshire Choral Institute (music camp) every summer for more than 25 years, and visited Antarctica in her 80s. 

    Pat was warm, gracious, fiercely independent, and smart. She loved studying and living Judaism, was devoted to her husband, children and grandchildren and extended family members and always enjoyed a good conversation, a beautiful piece of music and an adventure. She will be greatly missed.

    A funeral is scheduled at 3:00 pm (CST) on February 22, 2022, at the Springhill Avenue Temple Cemetery in Mobile AL, with a shiva reception to follow at the Springhill Avenue Temple. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on March 11 at Lenbrook in Atlanta, GA.  All are welcome to attend and celebrate Pat’s life within the limits of Covid protocols of each location.


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  • The Dressler Family

    May the memories of our loved ones remain for a blessing.

  • Sharon McDonald

    May God comfort you and your family during this difficult time and may the fond memories of your Mom forever keep a smile in everyone's heart. All my love, Sharon

  • Richard Saphire

    I am so sorry to hear of Pat's death. She and Irving were the life blood for Temple Israel in Dayton for the many years my wife Pat (deceased} and I were members. I sang with her in the choir, and always admired her welcoming and cheerful disposition. She will be remembered with appreciation and fondness. z'l

  • Stanley & Connie Blum

    Pat became the director of the senior adult choir at the Dayton JCC and was loved by the all the choir members. She was influential as a role model of how older adults could enjoy interesting and meaningful activities in their later years, and was greatly missed when Irving retired and they moved away. We remember her with great fondness.

  • Bill Harris

    Pat Bloom was wonderful, and my life is richer for having gotten to know her as a teen and young man. May her memory be for a lasting blessing.

  • Sidney New

    She was a great lady and an essential part of my childhood at Temple Israel in Dayton. She will be missed.

  • Barbara Paper

    I send my sincere condolences to the entire Bloom family. I first met Pat when Irving conducted Paul's and my wedding ceremony in 1960. She was very much a part of my life over the years. Pat and Irving served the Springhill Ave. Temple with love and distinction. Pat supported my leadership as Religious School Director for which I was always grateful. Irving enlisted me to take the position. I know you have loving memories of Pat that will sustain you through the years. May her memory be a blessing.

  • Gary Routman

    I am Gary Routman, son of Sam & Helen Routman of Anniston AL. I have many fond memories of Pat & Rabbi Irving in his student rabbi days. My family adored them both! A story you might enjoy: Irving spent every Saturday night that he was in Anniston at our table. On an unforgettable weekend- one of the two that included Pat- Rabbi Irving had purchased the engagement ring at Sterling Jewelers (the Gordon's). He was to present it to Pat that evening at our house at 825 Coleman Drive. I had promised my Mom that I would not squeal and somehow, all the family managed to get through the meal without a hint of what was to come. And we were all thrilled out in the end. Rabbi Irving & Pat came back to Anniston in the 70's to officiate at my sister's wedding and I was able to reconnect with them both when he served as a part-time rabbi in Anniston in his retirement years. Pat was always at his side. Not only was she blessed with a sharp, smart mind but she possessed a warm, good heart. Those qualitites rarely come together in one person, but lucky for all of us, they did in Pat.

  • Rosalyn and Albert Pinto

    We were privileged to know Pat and Rabbi Irv as close friends and neighbors at One Vinings Mountain. Pat’s warmth, intelligence and kindness were a gift to our community. We delighted in hearing stories of their retirement travel experiences and of Pat’s international choral appearances. She was an invaluable and insightful participant in our monthly book club discussions - always a wealth of knowledge and wisdom. She will be missed by so many. We send our most sincere condolences to the lovely Bloom family. May her memory always be a blessing.

  • Ruth Klarin Silverman

    Our hearts are with Jon, Judy and their families. Your mother was a wonderful woman.

  • Marlene & Jerry Schultz

    So sorry to hear about your mother's death. She was an amazing woman - smart, forthright, kind, and understanding. May you find comfort in your memories of good times shared.

  • Bernie Goldstein

    Pat was a lovely, warm, gracious lady. I will always treasure the time I spent with her and Rabbi Bloom. Deepest sympathy to the family.

  • Gwyn Gordon

    Jonathan & Judy & family - I am so sad that we have lost Pat & Irving They were both so much a part of our Anniston families . My father's store is where they bought their wedding ring. I was 9 yrs old when they came to Anniston & became part of our lives my wedding, my son's funeral, my mom's funeral - Pat was so very kind in so many ways please know that we will all miss her so much

  • Rachael & Jack ROSENBERG

    Our Lives at One Vinings Mountain were enriched by the Friendships we shared with Pat and Rabbi Bloom . We enjoyed Pat and her beautiful voice and wisdom . May she rest in peace !

  • Larry and Stella Gordon

    Stella and I extend our condolences to the entire Bloom and Minnen family. I consider myself most fortunate to have gotten to know Irving and Pat here in Atlanta. They were very gracious from the moment we met. It turned out that my cousin Charles Kroloff and Irving were in rabbinical school at the same time in Cincinnati. I regret not seeing Irving and Pat more: truly wonderful people!

  • Michelle Kemp-Nordell

    Baruch Dayan Emet. My heart is heavy hearing that Pat has died. She was a loving and caring person. Rabbi Bloom married my parents in 1963 in Atlanta, Ga and married me and my husband in Anniston, AL. The congregation of Temple Beth-El loved having them there. Pat and Rabbi were a big part of the Kemp and Nathan family in Anniston. I miss them both and wish their children and grandchildren a long life.

  • Sue & Larry Ellison

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. May her memory be for a blessing.

  • Lynn B Friedman

    To Judy and Jonathan, Knowing your mom was a privilege. She faced her vision challenges in an inspirational manner. A wonderful role model. Years ago, we had fun together when we hosted a luncheon together but at Lenbrook, of course, all that meant was we invited people! May she rest in peace. May you and your families find comfort with sharing memories together. Lynn

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