Terry Sheldon Bloom

February 19, 1943 ~ April 18, 2014

Dr. Terry Sheldon Bloom passed away Friday, April 18, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Baltimore, MD on February 19, 1943, to immigrant parents from Russia. The family moved to Miami, FL in 1946, where he lived until graduating from Miami Senior High School in 1961. In high school, he was a member of the AOA honor society, Civitan Club, and a member of the marching and concert bands. He then attended the University of Florida from 1961 to 1968, at which time he graduated from medical school with a MD degree. He then did two years of post graduate training in surgery at Parkland Memorial Hospital which is associated with the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX. He then entered the United States Air Force with the rank of Captain and was assigned as a flight surgeon on Okinawa, Japan at Kadina airbase. During that time, he obtained a private pilots license through the Air Force flying club program, and retained a love of aviation throughout the rest of his life. He separated from the Air Force in 1973 with the rank of Major. Dr. Bloom returned to the University of Florida in 1973 for specialty training in Radiation Oncology. He joined the staff of Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach, FL in 1977 as a practicing radiation oncologist until his retirement in 2004. He continued to work as a temporary radiation oncologist, traveling to various practices in Florida, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Indiana, Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota. Dr. Bloom relocated to Johnson City, TN in 2009. He was a member of the B'nai Sholom congregation in Bristol, TN. Dr. Bloom is preceded in death by his parents Phillip Milton Bloom and mother Rose Toback Bloom. He is survived by his loving wife, Lydia Kathryn Bloom, son David Bloom, MD, PhD and wife Lisa of Dallas, TX, a daughter, Alyssa Payson and husband Jay of Altamonte Springs, FL, step-daughter, Melanie Anders and fiancé, Shayan Toreihi, Titusville, FL, sister, Joan Dubov and husband David of Boca Raton, FL, brother, Alan Bloom and wife Joan of Alexandria, VA and 7 grandchildren. In lieu of flowers the family wishes for contributions to be made to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Johnson City, Tennessee 37601

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Most people know Terry through his love of flying, but another side evolved with RVing!   Kathy and Terry travelled up to Oshkosh 2 years ago and had a horrible experience with a rented  motorhome . Ron Nimick and I met up with Terry and Kathy. Their poor dog  COCO was stressed out and Kathy stayed in the motorhome the entire time with the dog.  Terry asked if he could hangout with us and we obliged! He really needed a friend, and   Ron and I said that was probably the last time they’ll camp out.  Wrong!  Terry purchased a Motorhome, and he and Kathy  RV’d a lot.     The good times you don’t always remember, but oh the disasters they  shine thru!   I really enjoyed knowing Terry.  I will miss him, but I’ll have his memories of the good and not so great!  I would’nt change a thing.    God speed Terry as you fly West for your final check.  Jerry

  2. Anonymous says:

    I have know Terry because of the Daytona Beach Ski & Travel Club for over 40 years.  He and his family have travels many times with me and the members of the ski club.  He was a wonderful person and he will be missed by so many people.  Rest in Peace.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I have known Terry and hangared an airplane near his for many years. He did great work as a member of EAA and as a pilot. It is with deepest sympathy that I offer my thoughts and prayers to his family at this time

    Beverly Barnett

  4. Anonymous says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Kathy, Melanie and Family. God bless. Much love, Kam & John English

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