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David Alan Bloomer, 69, passed away on Saturday, December 23rd at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Rhinebeck on July 21, 1954 to parents Harold Delmar and Pearl Godfrey Bloomer Jr. He was raised on Sylvania Farms where he developed a lifetime affection for Barrytown.
David graduated from Red Hook schools in 1973 and won individual, doubles and team events in tennis sectionals during his high school years. After graduation, he worked doing heating and plumbing at Bard College for forty-five years. He held dual 2A class state licenses in sewage and water treatment and was responsible for the plants at Bard College and the Unification Theological Seminary in Barrytown where he worked for nineteen years. He was a member of the New York State Rural Water Association.
David enjoyed traveling around the United States and Europe, and especially enjoyed family vacations in Aruba and the Outer Banks, North Carolina. He cherished his time being “Papa” to his grandkids and was known by all for his fun-loving personality.
On August 21, 1977, he married Roberta Langhans Bloomer who survives at home. Also surviving are his children David Bloomer Jr. (Courtney) of Westfield, New Jersey and Brenda Palmatier (Eric) of Red Hook and his five grandchildren, Christopher, Isabelle, and Matthew Bloomer and Madeline and Amelia Palmatier.
David was the youngest of five children. His surviving siblings are: his brother Harold (Butch) Delmar Bloomer III (Sallie), of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Deborah Bathrick of Red Hook, and twin sister Diane Warner (Mike) of Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He is also survived by his Aunt Jane Garcia of Barrytown, Aunt Sandy Lydon (Randy) of Barrytown, Aunt Joyce Schmitt (Ken) of Portland, Oregon, longtime friend Robert L. Bathrick of Red Hook and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was predeceased by his sister Donna Gillette, her husband, Peter and his brother-in law Robert R. Bathrick.
Calling hours are Thursday, December 28th, 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM, at the Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, 51 W. Market St., Rhinebeck. Members of the Red Hook Elks Lodge #2022 will conduct services at 7:00 PM. Funeral Services are Friday, 11:00 AM, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at ST. John’s Cemetery, Barrytown.
Donations may be made to the Red Hook/Rhinebeck Benevolent Order of Elks Lodge #2022 where he was a member or the SPCA.