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Charles "Dick" Richard Bloom

June 23, 1935 — August 29, 2020

Charles (Chic) Richard (Dick) Bloom of Sandpoint, Idaho passed away on Saturday, August 29th of natural causes.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 4th, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. at Coffelt’s Funeral Chapel in Sandpoint.

Chic, as his siblings called him, was born on June 23rd, 1935 in Sterling, Colorado to Inez (Clark) Bloom and Edwin Bloom. The family moved to Kootenai, Idaho in 1942, where Dick grew up helping on the family homestead.

Graduating Sandpoint High School in 1954, he joined the United States Army.  He then returned to Idaho and went on to obtain his Master’s in Education Administration from the University of Idaho.

Mr. Bloom, as many of his students still refer to him, had a significant and lasting influence in many lives during his career as teacher, coach, principal, and administrator of several local schools as well as in Hamilton, Montana.

Upon his retirement from education in 1985, Dick moved back to north Idaho and purchased Payless Gas and Mini Mart in Kootenai, which he ran for 10 years. After selling the station, Dick enjoyed reading, fishing, woodworking, gardening, spending time with family, and many winter trips to Mexico with his wife and close friends.

Dick is survived by his wife, Maridean, daughters Shelley Lang, Jodi (Clint) Brewington, Kirsten (Shawn) Shreffler, son Nathan Bloom, as well as Maridean’s children, Kathy, Tricia, Cyndee, Melissa, Jay and Tom, 17 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Sandra and Tami, brother Terry, and many beloved nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his siblings, Edwin, Ann, Ralph, Colin, and Janice.

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