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Roy E. Blewitt Jr.

BLEWITT Roy E. Blewitt Jr., age 84 of Southport, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 8, 2007 at Bridgeport Hospital. Born in New York City, Mr. Blewitt graduated from Regis High School and later received a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering Degree form Manhattan College. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and worked on the Manhattan Project. Roy's career included positions at General Electric, Westinghouse and AMF Bowling Products Division. Mr. Blewitt held many patents to his name including the Bowling Spare Maker and Automatic Score Keeper. Roy will be lovingly remembered as a man of deep deep faith and a love for Christ. He was an active parishioner for many years of St. Thomas Aquinas Church where he served in the Men's League, was an Eucharistic Minister and a member of the Prayer Group, the Charismatic Renewal. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Gaelic American Club and served on two Synod Committees for the Diocese of Bridgeport under Bishop Walter W. Curtis. Roy enjoyed golf, bowling and spending time with his family and friends. Survivors include his beloved wife of 61 years, Gloria Carreras Blewitt of Southport; five children, Denise Floyd and her husband, William, of Towson, Md., Diane Camillo and her husband, Gary, of Fairfield, Roy E. Blewitt III and his wife, Deborah, of Louisville, Ky., Donna Blewitt of Southport and Mary Blewitt of Cromwell; two sisters, Virginia Schlotman of Larchmont, N.Y. and Joan Peterson of New Bern, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Donald Blewitt. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 13, 2007 at 10 a.m. meeting DIRECTLY in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1719 Post Road, Fairfield. A private interment service will be held on Tuesday in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y. Friends may call on Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to foodforthepoor.org, 6401 Lyons Road, Dept. 9662, Coconut Creek, FL 33073. For more information or to offer an on-line condolence, please visit www.spearmillerfuneralhome.com.
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