Gloria Mautner Blum

August 19, 2021

Obituaries

Boca Raton, Fla.—Gloria Mautner Blum, of Boca Raton, Fla., formerly of Norfolk, passed away on August 2, 2021.

She was born on May 31, 1938 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Joseph and Sylvia Mautner. Gloria came to Norfolk when she was 18 years old and was one of the first Traffic Court Docket Clerks. Shortly after, she would meet the love of her life, Sheldon, on a blind date.

Gloria was a part time Special Education Teacher’s Aid, and full time mother of three. She loved traveling with Sheldon and they went all over the world throughout their 61 years of marriage. She loved to shop, spend time at the Casino, play golf, and enjoy good food with her Country Club friends, but most of all, she loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

She is survived by sisters, Jackie Morse and Audrey Kline; daughter, Susan Blum Geers of Boca Raton, Fla.; son, Barry Blum of Virginia Beach; daughter Marcie Blum Doolin (Wayne) of Virginia Beach; grandchildren, Megan and Ian Geers, Samantha Doolin, and great grandchildren, Xavier and Harper, as well as many other family members.

Gloria was preceded in death by her husband, Sheldon Blum, and her parents.

A graveside funeral service was held for Gloria at Forest Lawn Cemetery. A livestream of the services is available on Altmeyer Funeral Home’s website, where online condolences may also be expressed.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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