Carl J. Blazejewski

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Blazejewski, Carl J. ALBANY Carl J. Blazejewski passed away June 18, 2014. He was born on June 1, 1939, at the Samaritan Hospital in Troy. He was the son of Casimir and Mary Louise (Bielawa) Blazejewski of Watervliet. Carl grew up in Watervliet and attended Immaculate Conception School where he was the valedictorian of his eighth grade class. Carl is a graduate of Catholic Central High School in Troy, where he was on the class honor roll and senior class president. He next went on to Mater Christi Seminary and St. Bernard's College, earning an associate and a bachelor's degree. He was a founding and charter member of the committee which formed the city's Babe Ruth League where he served two summers as a team manager. After finishing college, he taught religious studies at Keveny Academy in Cohoes and St. John's Academy in Rensselaer. During that time, he attended St. Rose College earning a MA in elementary education and becoming a certified secondary education teacher. He taught at Margaretville Central Schools. It is here that he met his wife of 34 years, Marietta Woolheater. They were married on May 30, 1980, at St. Patrick's Church. In 1978, Carl fulfilled his childhood dream and opened his own business. He turned his life-long hobby of stamp collecting into a retail store, B Trading Company, 114 Quail Street, Albany. With a great deal of effort and support from his wife, they supplied the Capital District and beyond with stamps, post cards and postal history. In October, 2010, Carl retired and closed his beloved shop. He continued to do appraisals in retirement. Mr. B. was predeceased by his sisters, Genevieve Shufelt of Watervliet and Alberta Simmons of Florida. He leaves his sisters, Dorothy Kennison of Niskayuna and Marianne Cable of California. He is also survived by his brother, Casimir (Eileen) Blazejeski of Waterford. Carl was well loved by his nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Funeral services Monday, June 23, 2014 at 9:45 a.m. from McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 North Allen Street, Albany thence to Blessed Sacrament Church, Albany at 10:30 a.m. where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Sunday, June 22, 2014, 4 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Latham. To view the guestbook, obtain directions or other helpful services, please visit In lieu of flowers Carl has requested all monetary gifts be given to -for which he is eternally grateful.

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Albany, NY 12206
(518) 489-0188
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Published in Albany Times Union from June 21 to June 22, 2014