Dr. Robert W. “Bob” Meldrum, age 80, of Bloomsburg, passed away peacefully on Sunday August 22, 2021. He was a dedicated, hard working local family physician and resident of South Centre Twp. for over 40 years.
He was born on Sunday, October 27, 1940 in Chicago, IL to the late Robert A. and Pauline (Repas) Meldrum. Bob was a graduate of Central Columbia High School, Davidson College and Wake Forest Bowman Gray School of Medicine. He faithfully served as a Medical Officer in the United States Air Force. Bob married his late wife Phyllis (Lipscomb) Meldrum in 1965, she preceded him in death on June 12, 2020. After completing his training, Bob returned to his hometown of Bloomsburg with his loving bride to practice family medicine. He established a thriving medical practice and served as County Coroner and Central Columbia football team doctor. He served on The Medical Executive Committee and was Chair of the Geisinger Bloomsburg Medical Records Committee. After retiring from his practice, Bob continued to volunteer at a free clinic until 2014.
Bob derived no greater joy in life than serving others. He never forgot a face and loved being active in his community. He delivered over 3,000 babies in three generations of families. Bob was a member of the First English Baptist Church, Bloomsburg where he served as a Deacon and sang in the choir for many years as well as participating in various leadership ministries. Bob enjoyed landscaping, socializing with friends, playing cards, coin collecting, golfing, reading, classic cars, sailing, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include his two children, a son Robert Meldrum and his wife Clara Jane Meldrum, and a daughter Heather Kaminski and her husband William Camp; six grandchildren: John Meldrum and his wife Jessica, Maryn Meldrum, Kathleen Meldrum, Iris Meldrum, Michael Kaminski and Robert Kaminski; a sister Ruth Bair and husband Mike Bair.
A time of visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, August 30, 2021 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Allen Funeral Home, Inc., 745 Market at Eighth Streets, Bloomsburg.
Funeral services will begin on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 10:00 am at the Allen Funeral Home, Inc. with Rev. Dr. Lee Barnhardt, officiating. Graveside committal services will immediately follow in New Rosemont Cemetery, Espy. The Allen Funeral Home, Inc., is honored to be serving the Meldrum family.
Memorial contributions in Robert’s name are suggested to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 or The Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, 549 Fair St., Bloomsburg, PA 17815.