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Emil Parker Bliss

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KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. - Emil Parker Bliss, 79, of Kill Devil Hills, N.C., died Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at his son's home in Andover Township.

Born in Montclair, Mr. Bliss lived in Sparta and Layton before moving Kill Devil Hills 12 years ago. He was a graduate of Montclair High School, a post graduate of Blair Academy, attended North Carolina State and graduated from Upsala College in East Orange. A manager of National Accounts for Aetna Insurance Co. in New York City, N.Y., Mr. Bliss retired with more than 40 years of service.

The son of the late Crittenden Adams Bliss and Elsie (Oberlaender) Bliss, Mr. Bliss also was predeceased by two brothers, Donald Bliss and Crittenden "Peter" Bliss. He is survived by three children, Hilary Bliss, of East Bridgewater, Mass., E. Parker Bliss Jr., and wife, June, of Andover Township, and Perrin B. Masi and husband, Guy, of Fredon Township; five grandchildren, Collin, Evan, Alison and Emily Bliss and Cooper Masi; one sister, Donna Jones; and his former wife, Avis Bliss, of Stillwater.

Services and interment are private and under the direction of Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High St., Newton.

Memorial donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ 07860.

Online condolences may be offered at www.smithmccrackenfuneralhome.com.

Published in The New Jersey Herald on May 25, 2014
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