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Robert Drews Bloodwell

BLOODWELL, ROBERT DREWS, age 80, of Natchitoches, LA, passed away on July 23, 2013. He was born in Wilmington, DE on August 2, 1932, and was the son of Adeladie D. and Robert C. Bloodwell. He attended Louisiana State University, Baylor College of Medicine and trained at Johns Hopkins University. Robert was a highly successful Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgeon who practiced in Houston, TX, New Orleans, LA, Orlando, FL, and Natchitoches, LA. Robert assisted in the first US heart transplant in Houston, TX, with Dr. Denton Cooley in 1968. He was an avid outdoorsman and had a passion for aviation. He will be deeply missed by his friends, loved ones, and all those who's lives he has touched and saved. Robert is survived by his brothers and sister-in-law, Ray and Linda Bloodwell and John Bloodwell; his sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Kathy Bloodwell, Chris and Aubrey Bloodwell, Matthew and Joy Bloodwell, and his daughter, Catherine Bloodwell; his niece, Ramona Bloodwell; and grandchildren, Katelyn, Erin, Ian and Zoe. A private memorial service will be held in his honor. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Bob's memory to a .

Published in the Orlando Sentinel on July 30, 2013
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