Dolores Bloom Courshon

Aspen, CO Colorado]Dolores (Delly) Bloom Courshon passed away at home in Miami on Tuesday, July 17, 2007, surrounded by her loving family.Delly was born March 26, 1925, in Oak Hill, W.Va., to Jacob and Mollie Bloom. When Delly was 12, her family moved to Miami Beach, Fla., where she graduated from Miami Beach High School in 1941. Delly graduated with honors from Duke University in 1944 with a BA in sociology.On March 10, 1946, Delly married Jack Robert Courshon, her husband of 61 years. They lived in Miami Beach, where they raised four children – Denise, William, and twins Alison and Bonnie. Later, Delly and Jack made their home in Aspen for 30 years before returning to Miami seven years ago.Delly and Jack shared an active and fulfilling life together with many common interests and activities including travel, fishing, skiing, gold and tennis. Delly was a beautiful, strong, intelligent, warm, caring and vibrant person. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend with a passion for living life to the fullest, who deeply touched every person who was fortunate to know her. She was an avid reader and supporter of charitable causes, including many cultural and arts organizations, in both Miami and Aspen. She was a gracious hostess who loved to spend time with her family and friends.Delly is survived by her beloved husband, Jack; her children and their spouses, Denise and Alan Weisberg, William and Judy Courshon, Alison and Richard Cahlin, and Bonnie and Patrick McBride; grandchildren Melissa and Mark Sontag, Heather and David Aronow, Brittany Cahlin, Alexander Cahlin, Ryan McBride, Kyle McBride, and Caitlin Courshon; a great-grandchild, Brandon Sontag; and many other beloved family and friends. Delly was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Shirley Bloom Leitman.Services will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, July 20, at Blasberg Rubin Zilbert Memorial Chapel, 720 71st St., Miami Beach, FL 33141. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Delly’s name to the American Cancer Society, or to your favorite charity.