Frederick Joseph Bloss Jr.

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Bloss, Frederick "Rick" Joseph Jr.

Frederick "Rick" Joseph Bloss Jr. passed away in Albuquerque, New Mexico on August 16th at the age of 66.

He was born in Aurora, Illinois in 1951 to Ritanne and Fred Bloss, Sr. He learned hard work from his Dad and unconditional love from his Mother. Rick attended Holy Angels grade school and Marmion Military Academy in Aurora and loved to play football. He moved to Columbus, Indiana with his family in 1966 and graduated from Columbus High School in 1969. He attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana in 1970. He later moved to California where he was a member of the Mensa Society and lived there until 1983 when he moved to Albuquerque, NM. He spent the majority of his adult life in The Land of Enchantment and found that he had a natural ability to paint in the construction industry.

The brightest part of Rick's life was his daughter Haley. His role as a father was his greatest achievement and his love for his family unbreakable. He was there for her every single day and she is forever grateful for all that he taught her. He had a genius level intelligence, a great love of reading, was strong, artistic and so funny. In his retirement he enjoyed creating paintings to share with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, his Queen, Colieta; his daughter Haley; his father Fred; his mother Ritanne; his sisters Kathryn Bloss and Mary Jo Beckerich. Rick is also survived by his brother-in-law Bill Beckerich; nieces, Caitlin Beckerich, Laura Cunningham, Heidi Beckerich and his nephew Blake Bloss Rayvid. Also his Aunt Cim, Uncle Tom Kelly and many beloved cousins.

As a fan of Einstein, he loved the quote: "A human being is a part of the whole, called by us "Universe", a part limited in time and space."

Donations can be made to the Goodwill Industries of New Mexico,

He will be deeply missed by his friends and family. The family will have a celebration of his life at a private residence.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Aug. 20, 2017