George M. Blades
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AGE: 91 • Dagsboro
George McClellan Blades, 91, of Dagsboro, DE passed away March 12, 2013 peacefully at Atlantic General Hospital. He was born November 13, 1922 in Baltimore, MD to Norman B. Blades and Bessie L. Shade (nee) Blades. He was married for 65 years to the late Katherine L. Wolf Blades, whom he called his Beautiful Bride.
George served in the United States Navy for four years during World War II. After serving his country, he was a sheet metal worker until his retirement in 1982. He was a past commander of VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View.
George enjoyed golfing, fishing and spending lots of time with all his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and his best friend for 13 years, his dog Beau.
George is survived by two of his six siblings: his sisters Nancy Jane Ritz of Baltimore, MD and Jennie Mae Eder of Baltimore, MD. He is also survived by his seven children: Norman W. Blades & Kathy of Orange, CA; Timothy M. Blades & Vikki of Millsboro, DE; Michael G. Blades & Nadine of Dagsboro, DE; Stephen N. Blades & Connie of Williamsville, DE; Dennis J. Blades & Karen of Frankford, DE; M. Susan Knox & Roger of Millville, DE; and Patricia A. Blades & Carl of Millsboro, DE. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at the chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 43 Thatcher Street in Frankford, where friends may call after 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to VFW Post 7234 29265 Marshy Hope Way , Ocean View, DE 19970.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.melsonfuneralservices.com.
Published in The News Journal on Mar. 15, 2014