Louis G. Blizzard
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AGE: 89 • Wilmington
Louis G. Blizzard passed peacefully on March 26, 2014 at the Heartland Hospice House in Wilmington, Delaware. He was born in 1925 to George and Emilie Schmitz Blizzard of Cedarville, NJ. He was a graduate of Bridgeton High School and Washington College. Louis was a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity, Varsity Club and ODK Honor Society. He enlisted in the Navy and served in the Pacific Theatre where he was involved in 12 naval operations aboard the destroyer USS Yakutat. After WWII, he reentered college, graduating in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He taught high school science for a short while before joining the DuPont Company in 1951. He worked in the Technical Marketing Department of Textile Fibers from 1951 until 1986. Louis was awarded the Man of the Year Award from RUTI Textile Machinery Company. His work with DuPont carried him to Europe, India and Russia as well as much of the United States. He loved fishing, skiing and sailing. He was always a sailor at heart. He was a tremendously loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to so many. He always had a story, joke, or poem to suit every situation. We are blessed to have had him in our lives and to have so many wonderful memories.
Louis married the love of his life, Ruth Rittenhouse Roe of Centreville, MD in 1951. He is survived by his wife Ruth of nearly 63 years; daughters, Nancy Hopkins (Peter) of Maryland, Carol McCaughey of Ohio, and Susan Smith (James) of Arkansas; 3 grandchildren, Kevin Louis (Ann) and Brian Douglas (Bonnie) McCaughey and Audrey Grace Hopkins as well as one great granddaughter, Abigail Eve McCaughey.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2313 Concord Pike, Wilmington, Delaware 19803. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Washington College, 300 Washington Ave., Chestertown, MD 21620 or Heartland Hospice, 256 Chapman Road, Suite 100, Newark, DE 19702.
Chandler Funeral Homes and Crematorium
2506 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803
Published in The News Journal from May 1 to May 3, 2014