Aug.20, 1924 — Jan.17, 2014
Longtime West Side resident Jeanne Bloom-Zarcone died on the afternoon of Jan. 17, 2014 in the good hands of Community Hospice in Hughson. Her death was the result of a stroke suffered on the morning of January 9. She was in her 90th year.
Mrs. Bloom-Zarcone was born in Sanger in 1924, next-to-youngest child of Russian immigrants David and Marie Barthuli. She attended Fresno High and Fresno State, and afterwards worked in business in Santa Cruz
In 1951, she met and married Gustine farmer Cedric Bloom, who became father of her three children. She was widowed in 1988 and in 1991 she married retired Patterson banker Carl Zarcone, a happy relationship that lasted until his death in 2010.
Daughter, Melissa Bloom of Alameda; son, Peter Bloom of Novato and son Khaled Bloom and stepson Roger Bloom, both of Gustine, survive Mrs. Bloom-Zarcone. All her 11 brothers and sisters preceded her in death.
Nobody with Jeanne’s inherent vitality gives up life easily, but few manage the transition with her special manner of courage, patience, humor, and grace, according to her family. May whatever angels there be sprinkle her onward spirit, her sly wit, and her twinkling smile with blessings forever. And may the rest of us keep in heart those qualities of hers.
A viewing will be observed at Hillview Funeral Chapel, Gustine, from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23. A religious service will be held at graveside at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 24 at Hills Ferry Cemetery, Newman.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Bloom-Zarcone’s name may be sent to the Gustine Historical Society, 803 Laurel Ave., Gustine, CA. 95322.
Hillview Funeral Chapels is handling the arrangements.