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Mount Sinai Obituaries and Services » Jack Bloch

Jack Bloch

November 25, 1930 - May 13, 2015

Service Information Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills - Mount Sinai Chapel

Service Date: Sunday May 17th, 2015

Service Time: 9:00 am

Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills - Mount Sinai Chapel

5950 Forest Lawn Drive

Los Angeles, California 90068

Obituary Viewed 3155 times

Posted by:
Lisa Guirguis

Posted on:
May 2, 2016

Dr Jack Bloch's mentorship put me on a path that has led me to great professional satisfaction. He encouraged me to pursue a research fellowship at the NHI-National Cancer Institute. Upon completing surgical training at Vanderbilt University I pursued a Surgical Oncology fellowship at City of Hope. I will never forget his kindness and patience. I seek to emulate that kindness in my own professional interactions. Rest in Peace Dr Bloch.

Posted by:
Anna Carrasco Parker

Posted on:
June 12, 2015

My sincere condolences to Mrs. Bloch and the family of this wonderful man. Dr Bloch will always have a special place with all of us who had the privilege of knowing and working with him. The thing that I will always remember him for, other than he was a great and caring doctor, was his great sense of humor. It was a great honor to have known Dr Bloch.

Posted by:
Diane Duclos

Posted on:
June 8, 2015

I first met Dr Bloch in 1976 when I was interviewed by him for a job as medical secretary in the Department of Surgery. He offered me the job and I accepted, and that was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I had the good fortune to work with this wonderful man for over 25 years. He was an excellent boss who always went out of his way to let me know he appreciated the work I did. He was also very caring, respectful, supportive and a great man to have in your corner. I could go on and on about how truly amazing he was. Rest in peace Dr. Bloch. I will miss you so much.

Posted by:
Donald C. Loos, M.D.

Posted on:
June 8, 2015

My sincere sympathies to the family of a true friend who was also my surgeon who put me back together after multiple rib fractures, punctured lung, and caved in chest. He was a superb surgeon, extremely kind and thoughtful.

Posted by:
Jennifer Black

Posted on:
June 7, 2015

Dr. Bloch was the Chairman of the Surgery Department when I came to KMC as a new Family Medicine Resident in 1997. During my tenure, I rotated through the surgery department and also served as a resident representative to the executive committee and education committee. Dr. Bloch was always an island of calm in what seemed to me to be a very stormy sea. He was kind and respectful to others, whether they were fellow faculty, students, nursing staff or residents like me. He was a patient teacher. I wish I'd taken the time to say thank you to him for his teaching and for setting a wonderful example.

Posted by:
Joel Mack MD FACS

Posted on:
June 4, 2015

I have known Jack,albeit casually,for many years.I was a few years behind him at the University of Minnesota hospitals where I trained in general and orthopaedic surgery.We both ended up in Bakersfield CA. He was known to be a talented and principled surgeon and teacher who loved learning,his profession,and above all,the welfare of his patients.We shall miss him.

Posted by:
Kathy Frith RN

Posted on:
June 4, 2015

I was a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at KMC from 1982-2013. During that time, I had multiple opportunities to work closely with Dr Bloch. Although, initially, he scared me because of his vast knowledge and abilities, it didn't take long for me to realize he truely was a "Gentle Giant". He was very soft spoken and took every opportunity to educate those of us who worked along-side him. He kept families in the loop and cared deeply for all of his patients. This world seems "a little empty" without him. He was a true Legend. I am honored to have worked with him and to have known him. May you rest in Peace Dr Bloch

Posted by:
Ben Palmer

Posted on:
June 3, 2015

In 1984, Dr. Bloch was in charge of surgery at Kern Medical Center. He and several gifted doctors saved my life. I was a California Highway Patrolman, who had been in a horrific on-duty traffic collision on the Chester Avenue extension near the Bakersfield Speed Way. He and several of his colleagues brought me back from an ultimate death. He will be revered in my life for as long as I live. I am now 67. If you do the math, I was destined to die at 36 years of age. He was not only a doctor, but a friend who cared. Ben Palmer

Posted by:
Ujwala Rajgopal

Posted on:
May 23, 2015

Dr. Jack Bloch was an incredible Chairman, very patient and tolerant towards us residents. I had the good fortune to be in his department for 5 years from 1995-2000. He was an exceptional teacher and leader. We learned a lot from his quiet observant ways. He made sure that when we finished, we had the skills and confidence to enter a surgical practice and thrive. He had an open door policy with his residents, which was remarkable. He always made the time to talk to me whenever I was concerned, about either patient care or a personal situation and would offer very sound advice. There was always a twinkle in his eye when he would share some of his humorous stories with us. I recall he had a habit of writing excellent patient summaries on patients in block letters! His memory will always stay with us. May his soul rest in peace and my condolences to his family!

Posted by:
Anonymous

Posted on:
May 20, 2015

Posted by:
Steven Kincaid M.D.

Posted on:
May 19, 2015

Dr. Bloch became the KMC Department Chairman in 1976 when I was completing my internship. He was a kind and gentle personality during a time when harshness and intimidation were the modus operandi at most surgical training programs. Jack was proud of the nearly 80 chief residents during his time at KMC who graduated and went on to careers in both private practice and academia. Jack found his niche in the Bakersfield medical community and will be missed. R.I.P.

Posted by:
Henry/ Emilie Buchwald

Posted on:
May 16, 2015

Jack Bloch was one of our oldest and very dearest friends. We shared many happy occasions with Jack, his wife Gretchen, and their sons, times we will remember always. Jack was a brilliant surgeon, a great teacher, a revered chairman of surgery, a kind and understanding mentor, an exemplar to his students and beloved by family. His spirit will be among the living.

Posted by:
David Gauger MD

Posted on:
May 16, 2015

I am saddened to hear of Dr Bloch's passing. He was my chief from 1980 to 84. He was a kindly man who could shape and mold us as nessicary during our training. There is hardly a day that has gone by where I didn't think of him.

Posted by:
Victor J Sorensen

Posted on:
May 16, 2015

Jack went out of his way to welcome me when I first joined the faculty of KMC in 2006. I always sought him out for advice on difficult clinical problems, because he listened carefully to my impressions first, before giving his own opinion. A few years later, Jack paid the ultimate compliment a colleague can bestow. He nominated & supported me for membership in the Pacific Coast Surgical Association, one of the preeminent academic surgical associations in the country. I consider it a high honor to be included with Jack in this organization. It was a great privilege to work with him.