Ann R.W. Blatchley
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AGE: 68 • Little Silver
Ann R.W. Blatchley, 68, of Little Silver, NJ passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, April 17, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. Ann was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Arlington, Virginia. She graduated from Emory and Henry College in 1963. She had a life-long love of teaching children of all ages. She was a favorite and gifted teacher to many at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School where she retired in 2008 after a 25 year career in education. Ann was extremely active in her community. Mrs. Blatchley was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a member of the board of directors for the Monmouth Auxiliary for Retarded Citizens. Mrs. Blatchley served as Chairwoman of the State Board of Directors and President of the United Cerebral Palsy Associations of New Jersey, 1985-1987. Mrs. Blatchley received the Ann Klein Advocate Volunteer Award in 1988 for her contributions to UCP at the local, state and national levels. She was instrumental in the expansion and reorganization of the UCP state programs during her tenure. Ann was an accomplished figure skater and founder of the Glen Falls, NY Figure Skating Club. She was also a member of the Navesink Country Club and the Seabrook Island Club in SC.
Ann is survived by her husband of 46 years, Charles R. Blatchley; her three daughters, Rebecca Lewis, Susan Davison and Karen Blatchley. She is also survived by her four grandchildren, Ashley and Sasha Davison and Bo and Emma Lewis.
Visitation will be on Thursday, April 21st, 2-5 PM at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St., Red Bank with funeral services on Friday, April 22nd, 10:00 AM at The Tower Hill First Presbyterian Church, 255 Harding Road, Red Bank. Memorial donations to The Salvation Army, 180 Newman Springs Rd., Red Bank, NJ 07701 or The Tower Hill First Presbyterian Church, 255 Harding Rd., Red Bank, NJ 07701 are preferred in lieu of flowers.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 19, 2011