December 10, 2017

Kislev 22, 5778

Yah

Zachariah Sonny Bloomfield

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Tammuz 3, 5766

January 29, 1928 to June 29, 2006

Born in Cleveland, Ohio on January 29, 1928 one of four children and relocated to NY one year later, during the depression. Life was hard as both parents sold off a pushcart on 13th Avenue. Sonny's mother died when he was 11 years old and his father did the best he could for a few years, then left Sonny and his sister, married and moved out. The next year Zach met his wife Leila and married on September 9, 1951. Soon after marrying, Uncle Sam called him to active duty where he served in Korea. After 14 months, he came home and started a family. Caryn came first and 4 years later Barry. The children grew up, married, and gave him the joys of his life, his grandson's Michael, Craig, Andrew, and extended grandchildren Victor and Annie. He loved his Jewish War Veterans and Pythians. Always trying to help where needed, especially printing the newspaper for his JWV Post #129. In recent years he also joined the American Legion and volunteered at the Metropolitan Nursing Home, but the paper was his baby as he had spent his life working for the New York Post as a compositor. Sonny loved all his friends and enjoyed the camaraderie of sitting at the Kings Borough Beach kidding around with his buddies. This past year brought him 15 minutes of fame. Being chosen to appear on Good Morning New York, Channel 5, where Kings County President, Marty Markowitz renewed their wedding vows after 54 years, Zachariah leaves behind his wife, Leila, daughter Caryn and husband Allan, son Barry and his wife Rita and grandchildren Michael, Craig, Andrew Annie and Victor.

U.S. Army

Served from June 3, 1952 to May 17, 1954

Highest JWV Position

Junior Vice Commander

Post or Auxiliary

T/SGT M.H. Lebowitz/Reisman Auxiliary 129

Rank

Pvt. First Class

Awards/Medals

Korean Service Medal