Dr. Stephen Douglas Blood, 79, passed away at his home on Saturday September 25, 2021 following a lengthy battle with inclusion body myositis. He was surrounded by his two surviving children and his wife of 45 years.
A lifelong resident of Alexandria, VA, Steve was born on July 9,1942, the eldest of three children of Dr. Harold and Laura (Locke) Blood. He attended the University of Richmond and Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, MO, and held a residency in Portland, ME, before returning to Alexandria to join his father's medical practice in 1973.
Stephen’s greatest passions were treating patients, training new doctors, participating in Kiwanis and professional organizations, and worshipping at Trinity United Methodist Church. When not working he enjoyed the water most, sailing the Chesapeake Bay or swimming in the Atlantic with his family. Proximity to water signaled some of the few times he could be seen without his ever-present bow-tie.
Dr. Blood is survived by his wife Connie, daughter Laura (Scott) Kaplan, son Christian (David Elkins) Blood, brother Fred (Michele) Blood, sister Susan Wilson, two loving grandsons, nieces, nephews, and extended family. Steve was preceded in death by his son, Stephen, Jr.
A memorial service will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church (Alexandria, VA) once it is safe to travel and gather. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dr. Stephen Blood Fund at the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (2265 Kraft Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060) or Trinity United Methodist Church.
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