• In Memoriam Alan Blum

    Aug 15, 2020, 2:00 PM US/Central


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Rebecca Wells

Alan Blum

August 02, 1957 - July 31, 2020

Thank you for your patience as we navigate the passing of Alan during this unprecedented pandemic. We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Alan Blum. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. A virtual gathering will take place on August 15, 2020. Please...  see more

Alan Blum, son of Abe and Bernice Blum (deceased), brother to Sandra Blum (deceased), leaves behind his brother Marvin Blum (wife Anna) of Houston, Texas, niece Rebecca (Blum) Wells (husband Tommy) of Cypress, Texas, nephew Burhan Blum (wife Hifi) of Houston, Texas, grand-niece Alexandria Wells and grand-nephew Quentin Wells of Cypress, Texas, and his wife Patricia Blum of Chicago, Illinois.  Born, raised, and educated in Chicago,...  see more
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  • Jean Iversen
    I first met Alan 15 years ago when I was trying to get my business, BYOB Chicago, off the ground. When I came to Sandberg Wine Cellar to meet with him, he was on the phone, with a huge yellow notepad in front of him, calling people to invite them to a...  more
  • Katie B
    I met Alan in 2012 when I first moved to Chicago for grad school and I got a job working part-time in the wine shop for a few months. Alan was one of the most generous people I had ever met -- with his time, his vast knowledge of wine, and his stories of...  more
  • Janet E
    I first met Alan 18 years ago. I stopped in at Potash Brother”s Sandburg Wine Cellar to meet the guy I was sending on a trip to France & Spain to learn about wine. I worked for the French agency that sponsored the trip. Alan & I became good friends...  more
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    • Janet E
      Rebecca Wells Merci beaucoup. I am so glad he had a friend like you. He loved his job so much.
      • August 10, 2020
  • Sue
    Alan had the kindest heart. I met him in 2004, but it feels like I've known him forever; with his inclusive style, he never stopped making friends and I was one of many. He was always quick to help, support, connect or share. He brought me back a...  more
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    • Sue
      Rebecca Wells Thank you for such kind words about my beloved uncle. So glad you like the pictures. I am still looking for some more.
      • August 3, 2020
  • Rebecca Wells
    Rebecca Wells added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Alan Blum:
  • Shannon Wight
    I had the joy and honor of meeting Alan on a teacher conference. My dear friend Rebecca introduced us to her Uncle Alan and he took it upon himself to show us the town. He was such a gracious, generous host and tour guide, giving us a tour of his wine...  more
  • Deanna Ortiz
    Alan was one of my mom's good friends. I remember him being at all our family and friend get togethers growing up. He was so kind and funny. Rest in peace Alan. I'm sure my mom will be happy to see you again.