Philip Alan Bloomquist, 81, a 14 1/2-year resident of Heritage Green Rehab & Skilled Nursing Center, died at 6:03 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2014.
A native of Jamestown, he was born Oct. 16, 1932, a son of the late Russell C. and Helen Link Bloomquist Sr., and was a graduate of Southwestern Central School.
At the age of 13, Philip was diagnosed with a brain tumor and was not expected to live longer than six months. He ended up outliving his entire family and is survived by close friends, Thomas and Kathleen Bemus of Bemus Point, Karla Brigiotta of Roswell, Ga., and Kristina Brigiotta Lazaro of Lunenburg, Mass. He made his home with his parents and then with his brother Russell on East Virginia Boulevard, where he loved walking in Allen Park. Though physically disabled, Philip spent his time collecting antiques and was a voracious reader.
Philip Alan Bloomquist
He was preceded in death by his father, who died in 1969; his mother in 1987; and his brother, Russell C. Bloomquist Jr. in 1997.
The funeral will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Samuel Shreffler, chaplain for Heritage Ministries, will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery.
Friends will be received for a half-hour prior to the service Tuesday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Fenton Historical Center, 67 Washington St., or the Prendergast Library Association, 509 Cherry St., both Jamestown, NY 14701.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Philip at www.lindfuneralhome.com.