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David Lewis Blackwell PRINCETON David Lewis Blackwell, age 70, died on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at his home in Princeton. David was a passionate and engaged member of the Hopewell Valley community throughout his life, dedicated to studying and sharing local history, architecture, and genealogy....

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We are deeply saddened to hear of David's passing . He was the go-to person for all personse inquiring about the family to the Roosevelt Island Historical Society. He visited us and the family home on Roosevelt Island at various occasions. His extensive knowledge and love for the family history will be missed by us.

Our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Judith Berdy
The Roosevelt Island Historical Society

David's death is a tremendous loss personally and for the community. No one else knew the history and old families of Hopewell as he did. As he said, when he was growing up Hopewell was still a "kinship" community, and David knew all the connections. David gave me an on-the-ground tour of Hopewell and its early inhabitants about six years ago. History came alive! Only a month ago, he was emailing me suggestions about my forthcoming book on a Revolutionary War sword from the...

David and I did genealogy in Middle School to find out we were cousins about 17 times removed. He remained a friend in my heart, though I saw him only a couple of times after graduation.
Carolyn Cox Taylor
Class of 1965

To the Blackwell family, my deepest condolences on your loss. No doubt the loss of David will affect many. May you find strength in family, friends and God now and in the days ahead.

Our condolences go out to David's family. We share his love for community & historical interest in Pennington & Hopewell Twp. I grew up in Pennington & graduated from CHS with Dave, & was happy to spend time with him at our 50th reunion. He will be missed. Susan & Jim

My condolences to the Blackwell family. I enjoyed Davids company and knowledge on projects that we worked on together. A very nice, kind man, always willing to help in any way that he could and share his vast knowledge. Rest in peace

David was a wonderful friend with a kind heart. He will be missed.

To the entire Blackwell family:
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your beloved David.
I met David at a Blackwell reunion (the Lackawanna/Luzerne county branch) in August of 2017. I then proceeded to receive the most informative and richest discussion of my life. David was truly an inspirational person.
Please know that his spirit will be with you forever.

I met with David a number of years back to talk with him about the Edling/Blacwell family connections (My Grand mother was Anna Ralston Blackwell.) He was a gracious and knowledgeable gentleman. I've thought of him often in the intervening years. God bless him and his family.