Matthew Arthur Bloomster, 35, passed away at his home in Richland Saturday, May 19, 2001. Matthew was preceded in death one week by his grandmother, Dorothy Bloomster. Dorothy and Matt were close as she moved to Richland when Matt was a toddler after the death of her husband, Clarence H. Bloomster, Sr. Matthew was also preceded in death by his mother Betty Lou Hillman Bloomster and grandparents Arthur S. and Mabel J. Hillman.
He was born June 9, 1965 in the afternoon at the old Kadlec Hospital in Richland. He was a graduate of Hanford High School and a member of Central United Protestant Church in Richland.
The youngest of five children (four boys and one girl), he was happy to have brothers and a sister. He said that a person with no brother or sister is ďa lonely child.Ē
He is survived by his father, Clarence (Tona), Pasco, brothers Timothy, Richland; Wayne, Chicago; and Keith (Kathy), Sandy, Utah; and sister Janet (Greg) DeMerritt, Santa Barbara; and nephew Kyle, several aunts and uncles and, the family cat that he named Blackie Barney, later adding the title Bishop to the front of the catís name because of the catís gentle nature with neighborhood cats.
Funeral services will be held 1 P.M. Thursday, May 24 at CUP chapel. Interment will immediately follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Bypass Highway, Richland. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.