Lawrence Blum

Lawrence Jay Blum

Thursday, May 29th, 1930 - Saturday, March 7th, 2020
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Lawrence Jay Blum, age 89, born in Chicago 1930 and resided in Naples, Florida, and previously in several north suburban Chicago communities; beloved husband of the late Alice Blum; loving father of David (Janet) Blum, Carol (Matt Feuer) Blum, and Howard (Beth) Blum; adored grandfather of Meryl, Andrew, Rebecca, Emily, Frederick and Katherine; cherished life partner of Fay Katlin.
Larry will be lovingly remembered for his wisdom, aphorisms, devotion, business acumen and for never tiring of telling the same jokes. An entrepreneur, he co-founded a commodities trading brokerage (Eisen & Blum), and an options brokerage (Securities Options Corporation). He was a long-time member of the Chicago Board of Trade and served as Vice Chairman of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, where many members and staff gratefully remember his mentorship. An avid pilot, Larry enjoyed flying his beloved plane to his farm in southern Illinois. His farm produced memorably delicious peaches. In lieu of flowers, contribution to a Parkinson's charity of your choice or a charity of your choice.
Service Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. at Temple Jeremiah, 937 N. Happ Road, Northfield. Interment Private. For condolence information: The Goldman Funeral Group, (847) 478-1600.
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  • Service

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 2:00pm
    Temple Jeremiah
    937 Happ Road
    Northfield, IL 60093
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rabbi Paul Cohen
    Rabbi Rachel Heaps
    Cantor Susan Lewis Friedman
  • Interment

  • Shiva

    David and Janet Blum Residence
    2292 Drury Lane
    Northfield, IL 60093
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Wednesday from Temple Jeremiah until 9:00 p.m.



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