SARASOTA, Fla. — Nathan Blum, 96, of Sarasota, Fla., passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, Aug. 17.

He was born in the country of Hungary on June 3, 1921, a son of the late Gabor and Libeh (Sigelman) Blum. At the young age of six months, he and his family moved to New York, where he spent most of his adolescence and attended New York schools.

After high school, Nathan was drafted and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. After his service, he moved to Maine, where he would meet his future wife, Kaellie Siegel. The two were married on Oct. 29, 1944, in New York and then came back to Maine.

While living in Maine, Nathan and his wife had a beautiful daughter, Linda, and he worked at Riverside Market in Lewiston, which he owned and operated for over 35 years.

Nathan will always be remembered for his love of playing cribbage and being very active in the Beth Abraham Synagogue. He was also a past commander of American Legion Post 153 in Auburn and a lifelong member of the Elks Club. He will deeply missed by many.

He is survived by his daughter, Linda Hall and her husband, Ted, of Florida; two brothers, Joseph and Andrew Blum, both of New York; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his loving wife, Kaellie; and his brother, Samuel.

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