Patrick Blossom

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By The Staff

Patrick Blossom, 53, a lifetime resident of Los Alamos and more recently of Albuquerque, died Thursday July 17, 2008. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Cheryl Lynne “Cheri Bell” Blossom; son, Ian Patrick Blossom; daughters, Erin Lindsey Silas, Meghan Leigh East and husband, Brandon; grandchildren, Korinne Kyoko Blossom and Tristan James East; mother, Lorna McIntyre; brothers, Rea Bruce Blossom and wife, Cindy, James Michael Blossom and wife, Tione Joseph, David Andrew Blossom and wife, Carolyn, Robert Quentin Blossom and wife, Cathy; and many other family and friends. Pat was preceded in death by his father, Rea Blossom, and by his son, Jeremiah James Blossom.

He was the owner and executive director of Blossom Therapy Consultants, PA and a certified drug and alcohol counselor since 1988. Pat was actively involved in Narcotics Anonymous since 1986 and served at the World Service level from 1989 - 1993. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hiking and fishing. He cowboyed in the Valle Grande and guided in the Pecos Wilderness during his early years. Patrick was proud to be a charter member and first commander of the Sons of the American Legion, Post 0090, Los Alamos.

Music was his passion. Pat was a founding member of the band, “White Rock.” He was instrumental in the creation of the 6 p.m. music service at Trinity-on-the-Hill Episcopal Church in Los Alamos where he was a lifetime member. Pat also played on the music team for several Encounters and Crusillos for the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande. He has been a member of St. Marks on the Mesa Episcopal Church since 1992.

Friends may visit from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 4 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2008, at St. Marks on the Mesa Episcopal Church, 431 Richmond Pl. NE. Cremation will follow. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Liver Foundation, 75 Maiden Lane Suite 603, New York, NY 10038 or the Turquoise Lodge, 6000 Isleta Blvd. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105. Arrangements are under the direction of French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE – 505-843-6333, www.frenchmortuary.com.