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Blythe Jr., William
William Blythe Jr. peacefully passed away at home in Madison, CT, on December 29, 2017, at age 90. He was born in Meriden, CT, son of the late William and Mabel Blythe and brother to the late Elsie Ruimerman. He attended Meriden High School; served in the US Navy in WWII; owned and operated William Blythe & Son Building Contractors for 40 years; served as Grand Master of the Masonic Lodge in Meriden; was the building inspector for the towns of West Haven and Clinton, CT; and enjoyed hunting and boating. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ruth Somerset Blythe, son William Blythe III, daughter Leslie Blythe, son-in-law Aris Georgakakos, and grandchildren Christine and Philip Georgakakos. He was a passionate man and will be missed by his family. A memorial service will be held Saturday January 13, 2018 at the Holy Advent Episcopal Church in Clinton at 3:00 p.m. Given his love of animals, a donation to the Connecticut Humane Society at 701 Russell Rd., Newington, CT 06111 (1-800-452-0114) is suggested in lieu of flowers.
Published in Shoreline Times on Jan. 12, 2018
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