William R. Blades Jr.

December 31, 1921July 2, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of John M. Taylor Funeral Home, ANNAPOLIS, MD.


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, July 9, 2014
  • Visitation Monday, July 7, 2014
  • Visitation Monday, July 7, 2014

William R. Blades Jr.

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Judy Anderson-Harris

July 11, 2014

May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.

Marcie Levin

July 10, 2014

I new Bill and Mary Ann as residents of the Gardens of Annapolis. We talked at many social functions. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Beverly Carrigan

July 7, 2014

Dear MaryAnn, and all of the family,
So very sorry for your loss. What a special man who has such a loving family. It was always so nice to see you both when visiting my Mom. Our prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time. Wonderful memories of a life well lived and an Annapolis icon! OX.
Beverly and Steve

Ed & Sally Barnes

July 6, 2014

Mary Ann We both met you when Cindy was about to marry our son, Jim. Thru the years we found both of you kind and loving people and we were pleased that Jim married into such a caring family. We love and respected Bill-and will miss his humor. He is part of the greatest generation that ever lived.

cathy twigg

July 6, 2014

Dear Cindy and family, My prayers and thought are with you during this difficult time. May you find comfort in all the great memories.

rachel newell

July 6, 2014

dear cindy and family,
sending you my most heart-felt sympathy and love. what a blessed man he was to have such an incredible family. love and prayers, rachel newell

Tiger Petrini

July 5, 2014

Dear Mary Ann, I am so sorry that I did not make it over to sit and talk with Bill. I wanted to speak with him about the years at the boat yard and how it has all changed now. I remember all the times we would use Bill's end of the shop to build cars or motorcycles, always being careful to sweep away the aluminum shavings and shake saw dust on the tools. He was so kind to me building so many beautiful teak boxes for my precious machine tools. He took time to design delicate corner posts finish them like jewelry boxes. Bill taught me life lessons many of which I still use today. Bill was the first and the last of my father's original crew. With my sincere heartfelt condolences, Tiger.

Robert Noyce

July 5, 2014

Dear MaryAnn, I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was a big part of my childhood (having pulled me out of Spa Creek more than once). I learned many things looking over his shoulder at the boatyard, I will always have fond memories of Bill. Sincerely Robert Noyce

Leslie Jensen

July 4, 2014

Visiting Uncle Bill, Aunt Mary Ann, and cousin Barbara was always a high point of my childhood days. Uncle Bill was a down-to-earth, kindly man and I admired him for this, as well as for his talent with tools and wood. No matter how far I traveled, I always knew his door would be open for me when I returned.