Marshall Bloom was born in Urbana, Illinois, raised in Kankakee and moved with his family to Southern California at age 17. He served 3 years in the US Army, finishing in Germany. Professionally, Marshall has enjoyed three careers – all in sales. He worked for American Machine and Foundry (AMF) for 13 years selling a complete line of bowling and billiard equipment. His favorite career was as a salesman and demonstration pilot for Cessna Aircraft Company. After moving to the Monterey Peninsula in 1975 he went to work for Dean Witter (later sold to Morgan Stanley) and enjoyed 30 years as a stockbroker.
“Hospice care has been important to me and to my immediate family. Both my father-i n-law and my wife benefited from the special care that loving volunteers provide. While my wife passed away quickly after only 30 days from the diagnosis, my daughter, grandchildren and I were all so grateful to the counseling provided.”