Our entire family is saddened by the passing of this remarkable man. He carried three generation of us through baby deliveries, surgeries, and all of our general health care, illnesses and medical needs. We were privileged to have had him attend to us throughout all of his years of practice. It was a difficult day when he retired and I have yet to find a physician that meets his match.
Recently I visited my mom who asked of him and I told her I had not run into him as I usually would on occasion at the grocery store or drug store. It had been some time since I had been able to give him a big hug which would bring forth that beautiful smile to his handsome face. He was always full of questions about our family and he truly was such a caring, concerned and interesting man. My children--who called him "Dr. Man"--adored him and he always doted on them--carrying them around the office showing them off (naked) and I worried they would pee on him but he had no cares about that.
A few years ago, my husband had a heart issue and was having a procedure done at Torrance Memorial and had to arrive at 0'dark thirty, and in walked Dr. Bloomfield and his wife as he was to undergo something similar. We talked and he spoke of his impatience with his declining health-he had so much more life to live--but even as he battled this, he gave his utmost attention to our lives and was happy to see us. I was fortunate to bump into him two more times from then on.
Dr. Bloomfield made such a contribution, not only to my whole immediate and extended family, but to this community and to the world of medicine at large. My deepest condolences to the family. May his qualities filter down to all of you and in this, his legacy will carry on. He always exhibited such pride in all of you.
May you rest in peace, "Dr. Man".