Dr. Harry Bloom Sr. Ophthalmologist


Services for Dr. Harry E. Bloom Sr., a retired ophthalmologist, will be held at 9 a.m. today at the Ruck Funeral Home, 1050 York Road in Towson.

Dr. Bloom, who was 81, died after a short illness Friday at Meridian Long Green Nursing Home in Baltimore.

He was born in Beaver Falls, Pa., the son of Aaron and Hilma Bloom. He graduated from Geneva College near Pittsburgh in 1930 and received his doctorate in ophthalmology from the Johns Hopkins University Medical School in 1934. After a residency at Baltimore City Hospitals, he entered private practice in downtown Baltimore in 1937.

In 1936, he married Audrey M. Forster of Baltimore. The couple lived in Towson. She died in January.

Dr. Bloom moved his practice to Towson in the late 1950s and retired in 1974. During his retirement, he enjoyed gardening, swimming and reading.

He is survived by two sons, Harry E. Bloom Jr. of Timonium and Dr. William Bloom of Macon, Ga.; and four granddaughters.

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