Richard Davis Bloesch

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Asbury United Methodist Church
1700 Napa Valley Drive
Little Rocki, AR  72212
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
1:00 P.M.

Richard Davis Bloesch

of North Little Rock, AR

May 11, 1955 - September 22, 2023

Richard Davis Bloesch passed from this life to the next on September 22, 2023.

Born on May 11, 1955, and was raised in Helena/West Helena, where he received a 2 yr. Nursing degree from PCCC.

Richard initially worked for the hospital in Marianna. He later moved to Little Rock and completed the RN Certification and a BSN degree from the University of Central Arkansas. He worked for UAMS and the VA systems in Little Rock.

He began the VA Surgical Quality Improvement Program in Little Rock and worked under the Chief of Surgery for 33+ years and a total of 42+ years at the VA. He was also honored with the Top 100 Nurses in Arkansas Award by the ASBN.

Richard was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church, church choir and the Emmanuel Sunday School Class.

He was known for his excellence at work, his love for people, and his generosity. He had a great love for music and was a soloist and choir participant in church choirs and civic groups. His laughter, wit and sarcasm endeared him to many friends. He gave to causes year-round each year to help the hungry, homeless and community healthcare. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his brother, George Bloesch and his wife, Judy and nephew Cory Bloesch all of Bella Vista; his partner, Ron Selby of North Little Rock; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by parents, George Bloesch, Sr., and Helen Bloesch of West Helena.

Services will be held on Wednesday, October 11, at 1:00 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church.

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14 Condolence(s)
Greg Roussie
Conway, AR
Monday, October 16, 2023

I met Richard in '94 through my sister Marie Blair. He was always the life of any party or gathering and his wit was one of a kind. He will be missed. God bless you and your family.

Dawn Moore
Troy, MO
Thursday, October 12, 2023

Richard was a blessing to all he met and worked with through the years! Richard was a mentor and friend! He was an expert I. His job and was revered by his peers and supervisors and leaders of the VHA throughout his VA career! I will miss his friendship, his laughter, his counsel and guidance as well! God bless his soul and his family and friends who remain! Dawn Moore

DorisJ Franklin
Madison, WI
Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Richard and I were high school classmates, and were in the school choir together.What a lovely voice, he will be greatly missed. ??

DEBORAH JOhnston Morris
Senoia, GA
Tuesday, October 10, 2023

I am so sorry. Richard was a kind person in high school. I remember he loved to be in the choir. Prayers and hugs

Allie Young
Lexa, AR
Monday, October 9, 2023

I met Richard a Grace Methodist Church in Conway while I was in college at Central Baptist College. Although, I only got to see him twice in person and talked to him on the phone several times, he was a kind and sweet individual. When I initially met him at church and he told me his last name was Bloesch. I asked him how he spelled it because my great-grandmother's maiden name was Bloesch. He told me he was originally from Helena and he knew my great-grandparents. I did some further digging and we were cousins. None of my immediate relatives knew who he was but some of my extended cousins did. I was blessed to have met him.

Debora Morrison
Hot Springs Village, AR
Friday, September 29, 2023

I have worked with Richard in the VA Surgical Improvement Program for the past 12 years. Richard was everyone’s mentor. He knew the program inside out. We all depended on him for advice and clarification. He was always sending out funny uplifting quotes and comics. I will miss his knowledge, humor, advice and friendship. RIP my sweet friend. You fought a good fight good and faithful. I’m sure you are in God’s loving arms. I’ll see you in the future. Love Deb

Mark Sabbides
Thursday, September 28, 2023

I met Richard over 10 years ago, as part of the VASQIP program at the VA, his knowledge, patience, laughter and wit will be truly missed. He never failed to pass on a smile, share a positive message or tell a joke. Prayers to all his family and friends. Rest easy my friend. We love you and miss you.

Joan Carder
Little Rock, AR
Thursday, September 28, 2023

I am so proud and so fortunate to have Richard as my close friend for 30 years. He was a special man and his passing breaks my heart. We were office mates for many years at CAVHS. He was the Clinical Nurse For Staff Development-medical service and I was for surgical service. He was very smart and the VA was fortunate to have Richard. He later taught me the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) when I transferred to the Fayetteville VA. He excelled in the national NSQIP program.
Richard and I worked very closely and very well. We had the most enjoyment out of the work setting. We had so much fun and I will not disclose all of our shenanigans together!
I will miss him terribly and always remember Richard. There will always be a place in my heart where Richard will reside. Bless the soul of Richard Bloesch he is gone way too soon.
Love always,

Lindsay Bonner
Fayetteville, AR
Thursday, September 28, 2023

I met Richard when I joined the VA Surgery Quality community in 2019. We bonded over chats at our face to face meeting. Richard was an incredible person. He was kind, intelligent, and had a great love of life. I miss our chats Richard. Our little VA community won't be the same without you! Prayers for all who loved Richard.

Agueda Lara-Smalling
Missouri City, TX
Wednesday, September 27, 2023

I've worked with Richard since 2015 and came to admire his sense of humor, wit and warm heart. He always seemed to lift me up by sending me funny emails precisely when I needed it. I will always remember and cherish our moments during our conference calls as well as when we met face-to-face at the annual VISN summit meetings. He will be dearly missed and it was a blessing to have known Richard. He ran the race and may he now rest in God's eternal kingdom.
My sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

Becky Weavet
West Helena, AR
Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Richard was a great friend from the youth group at West Helena Baptist Church. We shared many great memories and blessings. I will miss his wit and friendship. Prayers for his family and friends.

Rod & Gail Hocott
Little Rock, AR
Tuesday, September 26, 2023

This man will be missed by all who knew him. He graciously invited us to be part of the "gang" of friends from Asbury. We were kindred spirits, we loved music, theatre, decorating estate sale shopping, cooking, gosh, the stories we could tell. Many holidays spent together, we laughed, we cried, we prayed together. I was blessed to have been a friend of Richard's. The world has really lost a kind, generous, fun loving man. But what he left us, was a way to live and a way to love. RIP DEAR RICHARD❤️

Lisa Smith
Sherwood, AR
Tuesday, September 26, 2023

I had the privilege of working with Richard at the VA for many years. There is just no way to find the correct words to accurately describe him. Richard was extremely intelligent, incredibly kind, hilariously fun, completely generous, and amazingly talented. I could write a book of a hundred examples of each of these traits. I can’t imagine a world without Richard Bloesch, Richard, I miss you terribly. You will always be with me because you made a handprint on my heart. Much love to you. Rest easy, Brother.

I also want to express my condolences to all who loved Richard. The list is too long to mention everyone, but you know who you are. Special thoughts to his loving family: George; Judy; and Cory. Also, many thanks and condolences to Hope who was such a blessing.

Todd Mead
North Little Rock, AR
Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Richard was a good friend and someone I could always go to for advice. We were blessed when Richard was asked and accepted to be our daughter's confirmation mentor at Asbury UMC. It was always a blast having Richard in our Asbury choir. His humor and wit will be missed. Goodbye for now m'friend and Godspeed