On June 29, 2003; VIOLA MARIE (nee Otten) BLOOM; beloved wife of the late E.R. "Peck" Bloom; loving mother of Edward E. of Mt. Airy and Patricia M. Bloom of Columbia; dear sister of Gerald Otten and the late Margaret Miller, Martin, Joseph and Francis Otten; cherished grandmother of Raphael LaRocca, Parrish Bloom, Jeffrey and Jennifer Pickett, great-grandmother of Jeremy and Eric Bloom. Friends may call at the family owned and operated Slack Funeral Home, P.A., 3871 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City on Tuesday 7 to 9 PM and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday 10:30 AM at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, 3755 St. Paul Street, Ellicott City. Interment Good Shepherd Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials in Ms. Bloom's name be directed to the American Cancer Society, 8219 Town Center Drive, Baltimore, MD 21236.