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Andy Blum

Andrew M. Blum, 89; Man Of Many Friends

IN APPRECIATION

Andrew M. Blum, 89;

Man Of Many Friends

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Andy Blum

COOPERSTOWN – A mentor to young people, Andy Blum invited Cooperstown’s Jacob Russell to lunch at The Brook, the exclusive social club on East 54th Street.

Henry Kissinger walked in. “I thought, ‘Wow, Henry Kissinger’,” said Jacob.

The room was filled with Wall Street bigwigs, including Tom Hill, the Blackstone vice chairman.

“They didn’t go up to Kissinger to kiss his ring,” said Russell.  “They went up to Andy to kiss HIS ring.”

Andrew M. Blum, 89; Banker On Wall Street Led Hyde Hall Revival

IN MEMORIAM

Andrew M. Blum, 89;

Banker On Wall Street

Led Hyde Hall Revival

Andy Blum and his wife Flis were inseparable for a half-century.

COOPERSTOWN – Andrew M. Blum, 89, died on May 18, 2020, at his home in New York City, with his loving wife of 47 years, Felicia, at his side.

He is survived by three children: Marcia Compton, Olivia Brown and Drew Blum, all of Hillsborough, North Carolina, eight grandchildren, and three great -grandchildren. He also had two stepchildren: Edwin Stebbins and Richard Stebbins.

He attended Hobart College in Geneva, and was in the Naval Reserve, 1949-69.

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