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Dr. Bryant A. Bloss
Newburgh, Indiana
Dr. Bryant A. Bloss, 80, of Newburgh passed away Sunday September 30, 2012 of injuries suffered in an automobile accident in Shelby County, KY.
Bryant was born of U.S. parents Leonard CM Bloss, Sr. and Mary Eliza Bloss in Hamilton Ontario, Canada on April 7, 1932.
He graduated from Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY, in 1954 and the University of Louisville, Medical School in 1958. He served an Internship at St. Joseph Infirmary, Louisville, KY, in 1959 and an Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at The University of Louisville Hospital, from 1959-63 (6 months hand surgery-Doctor Harold Kleinert, Louisville, KY).
In 1963 he began his Orthopaedic Surgery private practice with special interest in reconstructive surgery for arthritis, hand surgery and sports medicine, in Evansville. He was an Associate Faculty member at Indiana University School of Medicine, Evansville Center for Medical Education, 1970-90. He was Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, in 1967. Dr. Bloss performed the first total hip replacement in Indiana in 1969 and Kentucky in 1970.
He was a member and Deacon at Gateway Baptist Church, member of the American Medical Society, Tri-State Medical Society and Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He was a charter member of Tri-State Racquet Club and Sports World Ministries.
Bryant was preceded in death by his first wife Bette Anne Dalton Bloss in 2008 and his brother LCM Bloss, Jr. in 2010.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Bloss; daughter, Cathy Miller (Greg), of Owensboro,KY; son, Hal Bloss (Beth) of Evansville, IN; grandchildren, Laura Miller, Evan Bryant Miller, of Owensboro, KY, Sarah Bloss Harris (Zach) of Newburgh, IN and Kimberly Bloss of Evansville, IN.
Visitation will be from 2:00 - 8:00 pm Wednesday October 3, 2012 at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, 800 S. Hebron Ave., Evansville, IN 47714 where Reed Masonic Lodge #316 will have a memorial service at 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue from 10:00 - 11:00 am Thursday at Gateway Baptist Church, 7564 Indiana 66, Newburgh, IN 47630.
Funeral service will begin at 11:00 Thursday October 4, 2012 at the church with Pastors Glenn Flowers and Stacey McGill officiating.
Entombment will be at Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum
Memorial contributions may be made to Gateway Baptist Church, 7564 Indiana 66,Newburgh, IN 47630 or Sports World Ministries, 1919 S. Post Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46329.
Condolences may be made to the family online at www.ziemerfuneralhome.com

Published in Courier Press on Oct. 2, 2012
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