ASHLAND - James "Jay" Bluhm, 32, of Ashland died on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, as the result of a car accident.
Jay was born in Scranton, Penn., and graduated from Plymouth Regional High School, named "Best Musician" by his classmates. He was a seeker of truth and beauty and he experienced his happiest years in Ashland with his family, Emma and Lori, the lights of his life.
Jay performed professionally as a bass player for several area bands, including Powerlock, Running With Scissors and Delivered. He also worked at Rochester Shoe Tree for the past five years.
Jay was survived by his wife, Lori Anders Bluhm; his beautiful daughter, Emma Rose Bluhm; mother Kathleen O'Boyle Lantry and husband Dennis of Scranton, Penn.; and father Bernie Bluhm and wife Terry of Meredith; sister Christina Whittlesey and husband Roger; step-siblings Tracy Williams, Adrienne Caroulo and husband Robert, Leah Smart, Ian Smart, and Carlos Lantry; as well as a large number of loving family and friends.
Jay was pre-deceased by maternal grandparents Mildred and Joe O'Boyle and paternal grandparents Evelyn and Bernard Bluhm.
Jay was a loving father, husband and son, a talented musician, and a friend to all who knew him.
Services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Baptist Church in Ashland, 11 Main St. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Emma Bluhm Fund at Meredith Savings Bank, 5 Riverside Drive, PO Box 552, Ashland NH 03217, Phone, 603-968-7103 or fax: 968-3884.