August 25, 1988 - June 13, 2021
Sacramento, California - John Lewis Blomster, whose grace, intellect, artistry, humor and abiding love for his beautiful wife, Robin, and his family glowed like pure gold, passed into God's eternal embrace on Sunday, June 13, 2021.
A celebration of John's life is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, June 27, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 1701 L St., Sacramento CA 95811.
John was born Aug. 25, 1988, an event that brought to the world a true force of nature who achieved much in a short time, growing into a man of great character, a husband who found and cherished his forever love, and a son who, along with his sister, Julie, was the center of life.
His energy became musical excellence manifested in his singing, composing and guitar playing; his academic and then professional achievement; a reveling in his love for the San Francisco Giants; passion for Patrick's Point on the north coast; and reverence for family and friends.
After graduating from McClatchy High School and San Francisco State, John's career in communications took off, first as a freelance writer for Comstock's magazine, then as part of the Sacramento State communications team and, after a stint in nonprofit communications, as communications manager for University of Washington School of Law. As part of his and Robin's commitment to their communities, John also was volunteer writer for the American Red Cross.
He was part of Sacramento's music scene, first as guitarist and singer in the band Fixed, playing with exuberant friends he met as a high school freshman, then later with Thieves These Days, where his musicianship reached another level.
John achieved a loving contentment, a joyfully willingness to smile and help others do the same, and a vision for the adventures he and Robin planned to share.
Their journey took them from Sacramento to Seattle, an important stop before whatever was to come next. They embraced the city, its weather, food and soft beauty. Connections to family and friends remained strong, and their many trips back to Sacramento were much-anticipated episodes of happiness.
It is impossible to encompass either the fullness of John's life or the pain that his passing leaves. The love he gave and received is endless. Those who knew John, who helped shape his life and in turn felt his influence, know they are richer for it.
John is survived by his wife, Robin Blomster, sister, Julie Blomster, mother and father Rita and Brian Blomster, and grandmother Takeko Sullenberger, along with uncles, aunts and cousins on both sides of his family.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to any of the following organizations: Sacramento County Bradshaw Animal Shelter; Red Cross Gold Country Region; or Capital Public Radio.
Published by & from Jun. 24 to Jun. 26, 2021.