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In Memory

Hal P. Blum - Class Of 1970

Hal P. Blum, 52, of Holland, a Xerox manager and former teacher and coach, died of pancreatic cancer Monday at Frankford-Torresdale Hospital.

For the last 20 years, Mr. Blum had been a systems sales and solutions manager for Xerox and was the recipient of Xerox's President Club Performance Award.

He graduated from Central High School in Philadelphia, where he played baseball and football and was All-City Fencing champion. He also played on the baseball and football teams at West Chester University, where he earned a bachelor's degree. He earned a master's degree in educational administration from Temple University.

For 10 years, he taught elementary students at John Barclay School in Warrington and coached junior high football in the Central Bucks School District. He briefly worked for Cigna Corp. before joining Xerox.

While raising his two children, Mr. Blum coached the Northampton Township Basketball League. He also coached softball and baseball in the Council Rock-Holland Little League. He was former Council Rock Basketball League commissioner. He had a quick wit, his wife Miriam Green Blum said, and was popular with players. In his youth, he played semi-professional baseball for a Bucks County league and later played on the Ohev Shalom Synagogue softball team in Richboro.

In addition to his wife of more than 24 years, Mr. Blum is survived by a son, Steve; a daughter, Alison; his father, Louis "Pete" Blum; two sisters; and a brother.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at Goldsteins' Rosenberg's Raphael-Sacks Memorial Chapel, 310 Second Street Pike, Southampton. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Trevose.