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Eugene C. “Bucky” Bloom, M.D., born June 3, 1933 in Tupelo, Mississippi to Robert and Anna Bloom died on September 21, 2018 in Savannah, Georgia. He felt that the gift of life was like a glass half-filled and he spent his life filling the glass. A scholar, leader, and humanitarian, he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Scholastic Medical Honor Society and the Iron Arrow Leadership Society at the University of Miami. Dr. Bloom was also a Distinguished Alumnae of the University of Miami – Miller School of Medicine. He served as a captain in the United States Army and the National Guard.

He was married for 61 glorious years to the love of his life – Joan Margoles Bloom, who had just recently passed away on July 5, 2018. Together they traveled the world with their best friends (Jane Margoles Zwig and Ed Zwig – both of blessed memory) and made the most of their time and memories with family and friends in Savannah (Georgia), Boca Raton (Florida), and Miami (Florida).

He is survived by three daughters: Margie (Ira) Albert, Stacey (Barry) Schlafstein, and Robin (David) Wolf plus seven grandchildren – Jennifer and Alex Albert – Ashley, Sara, and Jessica Schlafstein – and Megan and Matthew Wolf. He is also survived by his nieces and nephew – Marcy (Jim) Solmson, Carol (Mikael) Andersson, and Andy (John Stanton) Zwig. His trusted Shih Tzu dog – Tommy – filled his heart as well.

The Bloom Family greatly thanks Mary Hicks for her support through the last few years and especially the last few months to both Dr. Bloom and Joan Bloom.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The University of Miami – Miller School of Medicine.

The funeral service will be at 11 o’clock Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at Lakeside Memorial Park – 10301 N.W. 25th Street, Miami, Florida 33172 with Rabbi Robert W. Haas officiating.

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  1. Sandra & Barry Kronick says:

    Dear Bucky’s Family,
    So saddened to hear of the death of your beloved father and grandfather. Barry knew Bucky when they were both young. I had spoken a couple of times to him concerning Kronick genealogy. We are both from North Adams and knew his family very well.
    Our most sincere sympathy to you all at this very sad time.
    With love and hugs,
    Sandy and Barry Kronick

  2. Neal Atkins says:

    Dear Bloom Family,
    I first met Bucky in the early 1960’s through amateur radio. We were members of the South Miami Radio club. We became friends and Bucky became my physician. If I am not mistaken Bucky was one of the first graduates of the University Of Miami Medical School. Not only was he a brilliant doctor but he had a caring bedside manner.
    I hope the happy memories of Bucky will comfort you during this difficult time.

  3. Jim Kronick says:

    I am sorry to learn of Bucky’s passing from my friend and fellow radio amateur, Neal.

    Bucky was a great friend to my parents as well as their caring, compassionate and skillful doctor when they lived in Coral Gables. That he was a relative was the initial introduction. Growing up I remember Anna and Bob visiting the family with Bu my and talking football and other topics with Bucky both in North Adams and later in Coral Gables. At least the little I knew about the subject.

    My sympathies to you all for your loss,

    Jim Kronick

  4. Darlene Blankenship says:

    To the Bloom family:

    Dr. Bloom was my physician for a number of years in Miami. I had total respect for him and he was such a wonderful, caring doctor. So sorry for your loss.

  5. Linda Lloyd Rollins says:

    To the Bloom Family:
    Dr. Bloom (Bucky as I knew him) was a friend when he was finishing his residency at the U of M. I was a young nurse and he was kind, caring and patient. He was my physician for many years when I lived in Miami. I don’t think think I’ve ever known someone as fun, funny and perpetually lighthearted as Bucky. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
    My heart goes out to all of his family and friends.

  6. Cheryl Levine says:

    To The Bloom Family-
    I had the good fortune of choosing the absolute best Gastroenterologist in all of Miami back in the mid 70’s when I was a new RN at Jackson Hospital. Dr. Eugene Bloom was a talented diagnostician as well as a compassionate physician with an awesome bedside manner.He always left me feeling optimistic about my condition- His smiles and laughter were contagious. Those of us who knew Bucky were indeed Blessed.

  7. Brian and Susan Keeley says:

    Bucky was our Chief of Staff at Baptist Hospital of Miami in the 1980s. He was a highly-regarded physician and loved and respected by all. He was also my personal physician.
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family with our deepest sympathies.
    Brian (and Susan) Keeley (President/CEO Baptist Health South Florida
    ps. We ran a special ad/announcement in memory of Bucky in the Miami Herald and will email it to anyone who is interested.

  8. Rob and Ruth Albert says:

    Ira/Margie and Family.

    Ruth, Nathaniel, Phylicia and I want to express our sincere condolences.

    I have great memories of Bucky as do Ruth, Nathaniel and Phylicia.

    When we visited Vail in the summer of 2012 Bucky was in full form and both the kids that “He Was The Man”

    Rob Albert

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