On Oct. 15, Shirlie Ruth Blum (nee Diamond) of Pikesville at the age of 99. She is survived by her sons Theodore Mark Blum and Jonathan Blum; daughters-in-law Karen Blum and Natalie Blum; grandchildren Marni Lewis, Elizabeth Giacalone, Michael (Lauren) Blum, Andrew (Gittel) Blum, and Daniel Blum (Ilene Spitzer); and great-grandchildren Izabella, Davis Greyson, David Martin, Noa Freida, and James Michael. Mrs. Blum was predeceased by her husband Sidney Blum; sons Larry Edward Blum and David Blum; sister Marjorie Brodsky; and parents Evelyn and Harry Diamond. Contributions in her memory may be sent to Johns Hopkins Hospital, The Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine, 750 East Pratt Street, 17th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202, or Planned Parenthood of Maryland, PO Box 62757, Baltimore, MD 21264.

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