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Chad M. Bloom, USAFAugust 19, 1961 – June 8, 2016
In Memory of Chad BloomWednesday, June 8, 2016Obituary of Chad Bloom
Chad Bloom died peacefully in his home Wednesday afternoon after a long fight with liver disease. He passed away in his wife’s arms and in the presence of two of his sons, Brett and Ben.
Chad proudly served his country in the United States Air Force for twenty-three years and was most proud of his time spent with the 55th Special Operations Squadron stationed at Hurlburt Field, FL where he was a flight engineer aboard the MH60G/HH-60G Pave Hawk.
After retirement from the Air Force, he and his family joined their longtime friends Ed and Becky Sally in Middle Tennessee.
Chad is preceded in death by his father, James Bloom, and his mother, Joan Handy.
He is survived by his wife, Laura (Chema) Bloom; his sons, Brett and Ben Bloom, Nicholas Brouillard of Montana and his daughters Brandi Bloom of Indiana and Brittni Bloom of New Mexico. He is also survived by two aunts, Nancy Griggs of Florida and Marena Kuratko of Michigan.
He is preceded in death and survived by an endless list of military brothers and sisters with whom he served either physically or in spirit.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a Veterans charity of choice.
Private family services.
There will be no visitation at Murfreesboro Funeral Home
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Sunday, June 12, 2016My condolences to the family. I’m sorry to hear about his passing. I did not know he was sick. He was the type of guy that inspired confidence when you jumped on the helo with them. Your loss is the country’s loss.~Denver Bisignano
Sunday, June 12, 2016Chad was a proud member of the 20Th Tactical Fighter Wing, RAF Upper Heyford, UK. He was assigned to the Propulsion Branch and helped them to become one of the finest units in the USAF. He was a friend to all and could always be counted on to get the job done. On behalf of all the members of the Propulsion Branch, our deepest sympathies are with the family at this time. Godspeed Chad and Rest in Peace.~CMSgt “Ski” Myszkowski, USAF (Retired)
Sunday, June 12, 2016Rest in peace brother.~ Larry Nelson
Sunday, June 12, 2016I am not sure what years Chad served at RAF Upper Heyford. The news of his passing was posted on Heyford’s FB page. I am grateful for Chad’s service to our nation and wish his wife and loved ones peace. Peace be with you my brother.~CMSgt (ret) Grant Embrey
Sunday, June 12, 2016Thank you for serving your country and laying your life on the line for America rest in peace you are now an angel looking down at your family you will never be forgotten~Michelle Allen
Sunday, June 12, 2016I’m very sorry to hear about Chad, I was the secretary at the 55th and it was a pleasure to work and get to know Chad, He was a very friendly and kind person, he will be missed. My sympathy goes out to his family and friends. Trudy~Trudy Grzeszczak
Saturday, June 11, 2016I knew Chad way back in 1980-81 time frame. I was a babysitter for Brandi. But I was more than that. I was treated more like a little sister. Chad loved his family and friends even back then. About a year ago after 40 years I found him on FB. Then last night I see that he passed away. Makes you realize and think about we are all getting older. Tomorrow is never promised go out and do what you want today. I am truly sorry for your loss. Fly high my friend and R.I.P.~Patricia Young
Saturday, June 11, 2016Bob McGuirk lit a candle. It was an honor to have served with you.~Bob McGuirk
Saturday, June 11, 2016You are at rest in heaven, Thanks for your service for our Country. May God give your family the strength to carry on without you, but ALWAYS carry you in their memories throughout their life. Blessings to ALL FAMILIES AND FRIENDS~Lavonne Knight
Saturday, June 11, 2016Laura, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. May God continue to give you strength in your time of bereavement. I was sad to hear the news that you had lost Chad. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do. Know that I love you darling girl. Daphne and family.~Daphne Martin
Saturday, June 11, 2016Proud to have known you and to have so many great memories of our time together in the 55th SOS. Rest in peace my brother.~Robert Reyes
Friday, June 10, 2016So sorry to hear Chad passed away. Remember him very well from our tour at Cannon AFB. Condolences to all the family, especially to the two we knew so well, Brett and Ben. RIP Chad. The Ericksons~Randy and Cyndi Erickson
Friday, June 10, 2016Garman martin lit a candle. RIP Chad. What wonderful living we did for our country. Thanks for the me, prices brother.Report Please wait~Garman martin
Friday, June 10, 2016My deeper sympathy to my two grandsons, Brett and Ben and to their stepmother Laura. You are continually in my thoughts and prayers.~Judy Bloom
Friday, June 10, 2016I have the best memories of you Chad and the fun times spent with friends in England. The world was a better place because you were in it. Sleep well my old friend, until we meet again…… Thoughts and love to your wife, children and all your family at this sad time xx~Wendy Zawadzki
Friday, June 10, 2016May your memories of your dad in happier times far outweigh your loss at this time. Praying God’s comfort and strength will bless you in the coming days. Susan and Terra~Susan Zumbro and Terra Davidson