Dr. Gail Bloomer (1934-2017) passed away January 12, 2017 due to pneumonia contracted while undergoing cancer treatments. Gail was born in Kingston, NY and grew up primarily in New Paltz, NY. Gail earned his Bachelor's degree in Geology from the University of Arizona, and his Masters and Ph.D. in Geology from Harvard University. From 1956-60, he served in the US Air Force as a Russian interpreter. His career researching, developing, managing, and executing technical projects and studies in the oil and gas industry spanned over 50 years, including positions at Oasis Oil (Libya), College of the Virgin Islands, Gulf Oil, Kerr-McGee, and various independent consulting and advisory posts. He was a member of Sigma Xi, AAPG, SPE, and HGS.
Gail is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lyne Hanania Bloomer, and daughters Dina and Carolyn.