garybloomstadt, sr.
Gary Adair Bloomstadt, Sr. Gary was born on February 21, 1929 in Harvey Illinois; he passed away at TMMC on October 31, 2013. He is survived by his wife Violet (Dolly) of 54 years; his sons Gary Jr. (Donna), Greg, Kurt (Linda), Eric (Chelsea), daughter Carissa Snedeker (Brad); and 6 grandchildren: Alison, Derek, Michael, Josiah, Christopher and Kyle. Gary is an Army veteran, graduated from Northrop Aeronautical Institute in 1962, worked for North American (Rockwell International) for 35 years as a flight test engineer, and volunteered in the ER at TMMC for 23 years. Gary had a pilot's license; his passion for aviation started as a young child. This was passed on to son Greg (who built his own airplane) and Gary was there for the first flight. His love for his wife, family and friends was second to none. Many of his friendships over the years developed while on the tennis court, some over 45 years ago and still continue today. We all love you very much and miss you. Services will be held at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd, Torrance CA at 2pm on Saturday November 9, 2013. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Torrance Memorial Health Care Foundation for the "Volunteer Dept. towards the Healing Garden" (310-517-4703). Check back to view the online video tribute.

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  1. Gary was a wonderful person who left those who met or knew him as better people. He always had a smile and was interested in what others were doing and genuinely cared about them. My favorite memory was spending time in Yosemite with Gary and Dolly, family and friends. My condolences to the Bloomstadt family for your loss. May the sadness of his passing be healed by the many fond memories and moments shared with him. God bless.
    Steven Bock

  2. Dear Dolly and Family, We are so sorry to read about Gary. It seems like yesterday when he was playing tennis or riding his motorcycle. I wish the very best for you and your family. Be assured he would want you to remember all the good times and that he is at peace. God bless you and your family.
    Don and Carolyn White

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