Fred M. Bloom, 92, Ebensburg (Cambria Township), died Wednesday. He was born in Cambria Township, son of John Powell and Eva Mildred (Gallaher) Bloom. Surviving are five children: Nedra Rose Cox, Fred D., William E., James K. and Rebecca; eight grandchildren; and two siblings: Richard Bloom and Rosemary Baumgardner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet R. (Simons); a son, Thomas R.; and a brother, John. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Ebensburg. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Ebensburg United Church of Christ.