Milford L. “Mutt” Blum, age 69, previously a longtime resident of Mill Village, died at his home in Waterford on Friday, August 7, 2015 after a long illness. Born in Warren, PA on May 19, 1946, he was a son of the late Walter and Rita Streets Blum. He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Mae Millett, whom he married October 10, 1964.

Blum, Milford L. Milford started his career in 1967 as a heavy equipment operator in the Operating Engineers Local 66 Union. He was appointed as Business Agent in 1982 and remained in that role until his retirement in 2003. He was also an elected official of their Executive Board.

After retiring, Mutt became an avid gardener and landscaper, and a fulltime “Poppy” to his eight grandkids – Erik, Scout, Jazzy, Michaella, Porscha, Garrett, Ainsley, and Luke. He enjoyed anything outdoors like hunting with his sons and grandchildren, going to camp, and spending the last two summers at Sparrow Pond Campground in Waterford.

Mutt will be remembered by many for his generosity and strong beliefs.

Family members include his wife, Rhonda; three children- Mike Blum and wife Beth of Mill Village, Kim Risjan and husband Ricky of Waterford, and Chris Blum and wife Tawnia of Union City; his eight grandchildren; a brother Ernie Blum and wife Carol of Tionesta, PA; two sisters- Peggy Timko of Pleasantville, and Pearl Metzler and husband Emery of Edinboro; and several nieces and nephews.

Milford will be reunited in heaven with his parents, his brother Carl Blum, and many dear friends.

Family and friends may gather at Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will take place there Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. with burial following at LeBoeuf Cemetery.