Malcolm Blum

Malcolm E. Blum

1931 - 2019

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Malcolm E. Blum, 88, of Syracuse, passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, November 27, 2019, at Iroquois Nursing Home in Jamesville where he had been a resident since June 27, 2017.


He was born on July 8, 1931, in South Trenton, the son of Werner C. and Irene E. Peck Blum, Sr.  Malcolm was a graduate of Holland Patent Central High School, Class of 1949.  He went on to receive his bachelor’s degree to Albany State Teacher’s College.


On December 7, 1954, Malcolm enlisted in the United States Army serving during the Korean War.  On September 11, 1956, he was honorably discharged from the Army.


He was a Math Teacher at Millbrae Middle School in Millbrae, CA for many years.  He then went to serve as Principal for several years.  Malcolm was a very involved teacher who was always interested in his student’s best interest.  He treated every one of his student’s as if they were his own children.


He was very proud of his education of SUNY Albany and became a benefactor of the college.  He loved listening to classical piano music.


Malcolm valued his friendship near and far.  Once you were his friend, you were always his friend.


Surviving are his sister, Eleanor (John) Siegel, of Westernville; a sister-in-law, Eutha Blum, of Converse, LA; seven beloved nieces and nephews, Cheryl (William) Michalski, of Syracuse, Joyce (Wayne) Kinville, of Whitesboro, Heidi (David) Barron, of Chittenango, Sonya (Bill) Sparkman, of Franklin, TN, Jude (Dawn) Thieme, Thornton, CO, Helga Siegel, of San Diego, CA, and Eric Siegel, of Bishopville, MD; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.  Malcolm was predeceased by a sister, Marian B. Thieme, on August 11, 2012; two brothers, Werner C. Blum, Jr., on July 28, 1934, and Donald Blum on January 17, 2015; and a brother-in-law, Donald W. Thieme on January 21, 1998.


Graveside services with Military Honors will be held on in the spring at South Trenton Cemetery.  There are no calling hours.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc., 342 Main St., Oneida.  You may view obituary and send a message of condolence online at

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