FANWOOD, NJ -- Mayor Colleen Mahr and the Borough Council of Fanwood expressed their deepest sympathies to the family of Ken Blom, a valued and beloved member of the Fanwood public works team who passed away suddenly on Easter Sunday.
Blom was a fixture at many Fanwood events which he helped make possible through his friendly professionalism. He staged a demonstration of the Borough's bucket truck at the annual Arbor Day observance, among many other activities, and he will be sorely missed.
Born in Jackson Heights, NY, Blom moved to Fanwood in 1973 with his family and settled to Scotch Plains in 1988. He played FYO Baseball and was a 1980 graduate of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, where he competed on the bowling team. He also attended Union County VoTech for automotive mechanics.
Blom worked as an auto mechanic with Green Brook Chevrolet and Tire Associates in Green Brook. Later, he went on to work for Steve’s Towing & Repair in Fanwood as a tow truck driver. The past 20 years, Blom worked with the Fanwood Department of Public Works most recently as an assistant foreman. He loved boating, fishing, demolition derby, and tow truck drag racing in Englishtown, NJ. Most of all Ken loved spending time with all of his family especially at Woodcliff Park.
Ken Blom is predeceased by his mother Sheila Ann Blom. He is survived by his beloved wife of 32 years Lisa A. (née Urciuoli), daughters Kelly and Rachel and fiancé Dennis Schmeiler, his father, Albert J. Blom, and cherished granddaughter Anastasia. He is also survived by his caring siblings Chris and wife Kathy, Stacy A. Blaes and husband Bob, Coleen A. Benwell and husband Rob, Terry A Cardenas and husband Dave, sister-in-law Paula Green and brother-in-law Richard Urciuoli and wife Kathy. Ken Blom is also survived by 10 nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on April 12, 2021, at 10 a.m. at St Bartholomew the Apostle Church in Scotch Plains. A visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 11, 2021 ,at the Rossi Funeral Home 1937 Westfield Ave., Scotch Plains.
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