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Celebration Of Life For Blake Ricker

Beloved son, brother, uncle and cherished friend Blake Ricker passed away at home on Dec. 31, 2018 at the age of 27.

Born with a sunny disposition in Roseville on Feb. 27, 1991, Blake enjoyed the outdoor mountain life of camping, fishing, hiking, riding three-wheelers and spending time with close friends and family. Even as a child, he never knew a stranger, and had a way of reaching out to people — and people loved him.

He lived life to the fullest, and never let anything stop him. When the mood struck, Blake got up and got going. He loved to cook and to travel, and spent good times in Colorado and Oregon before returning home to the mountains he called home.

His very first job was at the Met Cinema, and Blake worked at restaurants including, most recently, South Gate Brewing Company, laboring until his health compromised his ability to continue.

Blake was always proud of his life, even though he knew it would be cut short due to the progressive genetic disease Cystic Fibrosis. His presence here on the planet had a profound impact on the people he knew.

Live every day as if there were no tomorrow, take every breath as if it were your last. Never let a moment be wasted. Live to love and love to live.

Remember that I love you. — Blake Ricker

Preceded in death by his brother Nick Ricker, Blake is survived by mother Doreen Rosasco, stepfather Allan Rosasco, brother and sister-in-law Jeremy and Cindy Quintana, brother Sam Rosasco, sisters Ellen Rosasco and Irene Rosasco, grandmother Rose Andreatta, a host of loving aunts, uncles and cousins, and his girlfriend Kearstie Alsup.

Blake’s celebration of life will be held at the Elks Lodge in Oakhurst on Jan. 26th at 2 p.m. An account has been established to help the family at this time: Blake Ricker Memorial Fund. Remembrances can be sent to Doreen Rosasco c/o Jeremy Quintana.

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