Lawrence George Bloomer "Larry"

March 23, 2013 

Lawrence George Bloomer (Larry) of Raleigh, NC passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 19 at 43 years.

Larry grew up in Bethesda, Maryland and graduated from Walt Whitman High School and UNCW in Wilmington, NC.

Larry met the love of his life Kara Ruebesam while working at the News & Observer, and they were married on February 21, 1998 and recently celebrated their 15th anniversary. He was a devoted family man, and his daughter Alexis Chase Bloomer was his princess. Larry worked in a variety of technical companies in Research Triangle Park and most recently was employed by Nimble Storage. He enjoyed tinkering with computers, keeping up with the latest technology and was the IT professional for family and many friends. Larry was an able and generous friend to many. He had a lifelong passion for hockey and played in adult leagues with many friends and naturally was an avid Carolina Hurricanes fan. As an accomplished hobby photographer, he captured the love he had for his family and life.

He is survived by his wife, Kara; daughter, Alexis and unborn twins due in early April; parents, George & Judith Bloomer of Pittsboro; brother, Bill Bloomer of Germantown, MD; sister, Barbara Rosenberg (Stuart) of Raleigh; sister, Susan Bloomer of Rockville, MD; sister, Nancy Hines (Tom) of Severna Park, MD; brother, Jim Bloomer (Jeanne) of Rockville, MD; sister, Helen Bloomer of Raleigh; in-laws, Richard and Diane Ruebesam of Raleigh; brother-in-law, John Ruebesam of Raleigh; sister-in-law, Cheryl Hill (Joe) of Raleigh; sister-in-law, Linda Edmundson (Kyle) of Raleigh; brother-in-law, Ryan Ruebesam (Sharon) of Raleigh; and 26 nieces and nephews and 6 cousins.

A private family service will be held in the coming days. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 19th at 2:00 p.m. at Hayes Barton United Methodist Church, 2209 Fairview Road, Raleigh for family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully received by Larry and Kara’s daughter and their future unborn twins in the name of Alexis Chase Bloomer at 6901 Bent Pine Place, Raleigh, NC 27615 to fund their future education. The family wishes to thank the employees of The News and Observer and Nimble Storage and the staff of The Raleigh School for their tremendous love and support.

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