Peter David Blades
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Cocoa Beach, FL
Peter David Blades passed away peacefully at home Thursday evening, June 19, 2014. Pete was born in Salem, MA on May 6, 1943. He was preceded in death by both of his parents and his incredible wife and best friend of 40 years, Sandy Blades.
He is survived by his loving family, daughter, Betsy Blades Butler; two sons, John and Peter Blades Jr.; and only grandchild, Zane Michael Blades; his brother, Retired Colonel Jon Blades, Ph.D. and his sister, Susan Blades.
Pete was a retired Naval Aviator who focused on projects around his farm and helping out others and spoiling his grandson. He was a man of principle, structure and discipline. He was exceptionally loyal and loved deeply and unconditionally those who he called friend. Pete was diagnosed with lung cancer November 2012 and fought it each day forward. He was ready to move on and be with his wife in the next chapter of life.
A memorial service will be held to honor Pete on Friday, June 27, 2014 at 10 am at the First United Methodist Church of Cocoa Beach. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Pete's honor/memory to the American Cancer Association or the Brevard Humane Society.
Beckman Williamson Funeral Home in Cocoa Beach is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign Peter's guest book at www.beckman-williamson.com.
Beckman Williamson Funeral Home
101 North Brevard Avenue
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on June 24, 2014