OBITUARY

John Eugene Blust

March 19, 1936April 25, 2021
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Blust, John Eugene, age 85, of Beavercreek, Ohio, died on Sunday, April 25th.

John is survived by his wife, Susan M., and his four children: Beth (Mike) Bruggeman, Claire (Dave) Rodehaver, John (Becky) Blust, and Michael (Niki) Blust. John has 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren (with two more on the way). Sue has three children: Betsy (Jim) Slattery, Jim (Linda) Walker, and Katie (Corwyn) Strout, along with five grandchildren. John has two siblings, William (Kim) Blust of Colorado Springs, CO, Sister Jean Ann Blust of Mount Notre Dame in Cincinnati Ohio, and the mother of his four children, Marilyn O’Brien.

John is preceded in death by his parents John and Lillian Blust of Middletown, OH and great granddaughter Harper Kerlin.

John was born in Middletown, Ohio on March 19th, 1936. He graduated from Fenwick High School and then earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton in 1959. John enlisted in the Army and was honorably discharged in 1967 as a 1st Lieutenant. He began work at Cutler Hammer and later joined Riffle and Associates, eventually becoming president and owner. John loved his work and retired in 2017.

Retirement didn’t slow John down. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, visiting with family, travelling to the Outer Banks, and pouring Manhattans. John never knew a stranger and had a huge heart. He was one of the founders of the annual Alter Festival. He discovered much gratification by volunteering at DECA Middle School in Dayton, Ohio, assisting with reading, mentoring, and student interventions. John also contributed his time, talents and energy to Corryville Catholic Elementary School in Cincinnati, OH. He spent countless hours working at the Bingo Bonanzas and the Celebration on Calhoun, Corryville’s annual fundraising event. John touched so many in his life and provided great memories for all of us. He will be sorely missed by so many, including his dog, Meg.

Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Tobias Funeral Home, 5471 Far Hills Ave. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 am on Friday at St. Charles of Borremeo Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of John Blust to:“Friends of DECA” DECA Development Department, 300 College Park, Fitz Hall 3rd Floor, Dayton Ohio 45469. Please include John’s name on the check so the funds are routed to DECA Middle School to help the children in need, or to Corryville Catholic Elementary School, 108 Calhoun Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219 (Attn Mrs Lauren Clements).

  • DONATIONS

  • "Friends of DECA" DECA Develpoment Dept.
  • Corryville Catholic Elementary School

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 29, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, April 30, 2021

  • To Join Livestream of Mass go to www.StCharles-Ketting.org

    Friday, April 30, 2021

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Nelson French

April 28, 2021

At Basic Distribution in Columbus we learned early on that his company and John himself were the "class acts" of the business. He and I became good personal friends as well. He made sure that friendship was maintained after I retired and after he had as well - by phone and internet and his occasional drive here to share what always became an "extended" lunch date. Oh, how he will be missed - they just don't come any better than John Blust.


Debra Schiely

April 28, 2021

Praying for the family. My husband and I got the privilege of knowing John through Duellman Electric. My husband also played golf with him a few times. He was a good person. So glad for the laughs and conversations we shared over the years. May God comfort you

Margie Foley

April 27, 2021

I will always be grateful for the blessing of John's caring, loving smile, and generous hospitality. He clearly was a man who cared deeply about others and valued the important things in life, especially children and family.
Jim and I will remember him in our prayers, confidently seeing him in the hands of our loving God.
Margie & Jim Foley

Jerry Newman

April 27, 2021

Blust family. I had the great pleasure of working with John a lot over the past 40 plus years at Lyons, Mesco and Dickman Electrical. We had quite a few good golf outings. He was a very professional salesman. He really cared for the people that he called on. You have my deepest sympathy for your loss. Jerry Newman


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