Jeremy Blodgett Professional water skier-photographer - mover-Episcopal priest - Jeremy Blodgett has passed on. Beloved father of Julie, Andrew, Joshua (Sophia) and Sarah (Michael Hilbig) and stepfather of Kim Muller (Tom) and Mike Schueler (Patty). Jeremy was predeceased by his children's mother, Janet Adams, and his brother, Greg (Connie). He is survived by his wife Sue and his two sisters, Julie Avis of Santa Rosa and Sabra Boelke (Don) from North Carolina. He is also survived by seven grandchildren: Aubrey, Jesse, Aaron, Justin, Haakon, Grace and David, and by four step-grandchildren: Alison, Melissa, Michelle and Lori, and one great-Leo. Jeremy was an Alpha Delt at the University of Minnesota and after graduation worked in the oil fields of Alaska and on a banana boat to South America on his way to visit his parents. He water-skied professionally at Cypress Gardens in Florida where he starred in the amazing kite-flying routine. He attended the Los Angeles Art Institute and subsequently became a professional photographer in New York City. He loved music, especially The Grateful Dead, Eric Clapton and Merle Haggard, and played guitar in a small band. After moving to San Francisco Jeremy started the Sunshine Moving Company; the slogan on the trucks was "Good Vibes". He met his loving wife Sue Schueler in 1989, dancing the west coast swing, and they were married in 1994. He attended the Episcopal Seminary in Berkeley and was ordained in 1995. Jeremy served as an assistant priest at Church of the Incarnation in Santa Rosa, as an interim priest at Church of the Nativity in Marinwood, as vicar at Church of the Redeemer in San Rafael, where he started a very successful children's church, and briefly at St. Paul's in San Rafael. In 2006 Jeremy and Sue bought and renovated their dream House in Rio Nido on the Russian River where they often visited with the help of their dear neighbors, Keith and Joe. Jeremy was a kind, generous and patient man and an engaging and funny storyteller who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M., April 27 (Jeremy's 82nd birthday) at Unity of Marin in Novato.
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Apr. 23 to Apr. 25, 2013