Eric Paul Blum, a nurse at the University of Virginia Medical Center, died June 9 in Charlottesville. He was 48.
A native of Walnut Creek, Calif., Blum spent his professional life as a registered nurse at the Medical Center, most of the time as an operating room nurse.
He received his bachelor’s of science degree in nursing from the Orvis School at the University of Nevada in Reno.
Blum was an Eagle Scout and a longtime staffer, director and volunteer at Frost Valley YMCA camp in the Catskill Mountains. He was presented with the Frost Valley Volunteer of 2012 award on June 8 by a delegation from Frost Valley.
His father predeceased him. His mother, brother, sister, other relatives and many cousins survive him.
Memorial contributions can be made to the School of Nursing toward a scholarship fund in Blum’s name, through the University of Virginia School of Nursing Alumni & Development Office, P.O. Box 801015, Charlottesville, VA 22908.