Leon Bloom, 88, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Leon was born on September 7, 1931 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Leon was the only child of Lilly and Lazer Bloom. He and his mother moved to Toronto when he was 10 years of age. He attended the University of Toronto Medical School. Upon completing his internship, he practiced Family Medicine from 1957 to 1961. Leon then resumed his medical education to become an Orthopedic Surgeon at Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, NY and the University of Cincinnati. In 1965 he returned to Toronto where he practiced Orthopedic Surgery until 1977 at which time, he moved his family to Houston, TX where he worked for another 19 years.
Leon is survived by his devoted wife of 67 years, Shirley Bloom; his 3 children, Martin and his wife Laya, Brian and his wife Carol and Patti and her husband Michael; his beautiful grandchildren, Adam and his wife Chloe, Jerad and his wife Sanja, Kevin, Philip and his wife Katie, Brittany and her husband Brad, Russ, Drew, and Lilly. He is also survived by great grandchildren, Henry, Alice, Mia, Ben, Cole, Presley, Lucy and Mara.
A memorial Service will be held on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Congregation Beth Yeshurun, 4525 Beechnut Street Houston, TX 77096. A Shiva service will be held on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 5:30 pm at the home of Patti and Mike.
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