Mr. Thomas Edward Blue, 78, of Ijamsville, MD passed away Monday, January 7, 2013 at the University of MD, Medical Center. He was the husband of JoAnn Blue for 55 years. They were married on May 11, 1957.
Born on November 6, 1934,in Indianapolis, Indiana, he was the son of the late Leland and Ann Thorpe Blue.
Mr. Blue proudly served his country in the United States Navy
from 1955-1959. He was a graduate of the University of Michigan
- GO BLUE! Prior to his retirement he worked for Eastalco in labor relations.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons: Michael Blue and wife Jeanne O'Connell, M.D. of Frederick; David Blue and wife Toni of Pittsburgh, PA; Daniel Blue and wife Michele of Mt. Airy; his daughters: Maryann Fox and husband Norman of Myersville and Kathleen Blue- Shores and husband Dave of Frederick; 15 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his son, Thomas J. Blue.
The family will receive friends at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 OpossumtownPike, Frederick on Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. A Memorial Mass will be held Friday, January 11 at 11 AM at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 118 E. Second St., Frederick. Father Miguel Mateo will be the celebrant.
Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery.
The family respectfully requests that no flowers be sent. Donations may be made to St. Katharine Drexel BuildingFund, 8428 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick MD 21702 or St. John's Cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at staufferfuneralhome.com