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
He was a member and Deacon at Gateway Baptist Church, member of the
American Medical Society, Tri-State Medical Society and Academy of Orthopedic
Surgeons. He was a charter member of Tri-State Racquet Club and Sports World
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
Born: April 7, 1932
Death: September 30, 2012