Charles D. Blizzard(1944 - 2013)

Charles D. Blizzard Charles D. "Dan" Blizzard, 68, of 6798 White Rock Road, Chambersburg, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2013, in his home. Born December 31, 1944, in Rouzerville, he was the son of the late Richard H. and Carrie V. (Black) Blizzard. Dan served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He and his wife, Arlene (Ritter) Blizzard, were married on October 23, 1998, in Waynesboro. They have lived at their present residence since the marriage. Dan retired in 1998 from Letterkenny Army Depot where he worked as a mechanic. He was a life member of Am Vets Post #224; Marine Corps League; Waynesboro Fish and Game Protective Association; Waynesboro Moose Lodge; William Max McLaughlin V.F.W. Post #695 and Joe Stickell American Legion Post #15. He was an avid hunter and got a lot of satisfaction doing lawn care on his John Deer tractor. He also enjoyed watching football, especially the Baltimore Ravens. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his five children, Danny Thomas and his wife Lisa of Fayetteville, Tina Cook and her husband Jeff of Fayetteville, Dawn Coldsmith and her husband David of Chambersburg, Jason Bumbaugh and his wife Sherry of Fayetteville, and Harold David Bumbaugh, Jr. of Fayetteville; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his siblings, Richard E. Blizzard, Sr. of Waynesboro, Patsy A. Jordan of Chambersburg, Linda K. Groft of Chambersburg, Merna L. Traxler of Chambersburg, Carrie M. Blizzard of Waynesboro, and Janet L. Groft of Chambersburg; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, stillborn Chastity Bumbaugh; a brother, Gerald R. Blizzard, Sr.; and a sister, Joyce L. Blizzard. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, with the Rev. Menno B. Sollenberger officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Zion Cemetery near Quincy, where military graveside honors will be conducted by the Charles Nitterhouse V.F.W. Post #1599 Honor Guard of Chambersburg. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday evening in the funeral home. On-line condolences may be expressed at

Funeral Home

Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Inc.
50 South Broad Street Waynesboro, PA 17268
(717) 762-2811

Published in Public Opinion on Oct. 21, 2013