Eleanore M. Bladich

September 8, 1936June 20, 2020

Eleanore Mae Bladich, 83, passed away June 20, 2020.

Eleanore was born in Detroit, Michigan to Carl and Jean Kraske on September 8, 1936. She was an only child, but part of a large extended family, who enjoyed most of Eleanore's early life in Lexington, Michigan. Eleanore graduated from Edwin Denby High School in Detroit, Michigan, and married Gary R. Bladich on August 20, 1955.

Gary and Eleanore met as teenagers, and went on to enjoy almost 65 years of marriage. After their marriage, they lived in Germany while Gary served in the Army of Occupation. They moved to Naples, FL in 1970 and resided in Pine Ridge ever since.

Eleanore was a wonderful homemaker, Mother, wife and friend to everyone. She loved being a Mom and many of her children's friends thought of her as a second Mom. She and Gary loved to travel, cruise and enjoyed their time at their home in the Florida Keys. They were avid Everblades fans, and missed only a handful of home games since the team's inception. In the last several years it was difficult for Eleanore to leave the home, but with Gary's loving devotion and care, they were able to enjoy those years together.

Eleanore is survived by her three children; James C. Bladich (Penny) of Oakton, Virginia; Nancy J. Gibbs of Naples, Florida; and Douglas J. Bladich (Heather) of Naples, Florida. She delighted in the company of her three teenage grandsons; Stuart, Ryan and Wyatt. Her care-giver, Carolina Fernandez, has become a part of her family over the last 16 years.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful physicians, nurses and staff of Physician's Regional Hospital.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army in Eleanore's memory.

The family will be holding a private service to celebrate her life.


Eleanore M. Bladich

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Kathy Paul (Marschall)

June 27, 2020

Nancy, Jim and Doug, and uncle Gary, I’m so sorry to hear of aunt Eleanor’s passing. I have such wonderful childhood memories of her, she was always so fun and loving and I know she will be missed by so many. Love, hugs and condolences being sent from me and my husband as you get through this difficult time.

Don & Lennie Nichols

June 24, 2020

We send our thoughts, love & prayers to all of you, as we will miss Eleanore. We have such special memories of her during the many family get togethers that we were so fortunate to be a part of. Her family has been blessed over the years to have such wonderful memories & time shared. We wish you comfort and peace in those cherished times.

Sharon Young

June 24, 2020

Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of Eleanor.
She was a very kind and loving women. The biggest thing I remember about Eleanor was her great sense of humor.
I pray that peace would overflow her family during this time of celebrating her life and what she meant to each of you.

Roberta Patton

June 24, 2020

Dear Nancy.

Dick and I were sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. She seemed to be a beautiful lady and mom.

You are always the one extending comfort and care to others. We send our love and sympathy to you and your family at this sad time.

Roberta Patton and Dick Jensen

Karen Jachimowicz (Marschall]

June 23, 2020

I am so sorry, Uncle Gary, to hear of the loss of Aunt Eleanor. And cousin Jim, Nancy, and Doug, I also send my love. My husband and I have you all in our prayers. I cherish the memories I have of family get-togethers when I was young. Aunt Eleanor was always fun and loving. I hope you can obtain comfort in the knowledge that she was a wonderful person and a blessing to the world.

Debbie Morris

June 23, 2020

So sorry for the loss of your sweet wife, Mr. Bladich, and your mom, Jim, Nancy and Doug. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Mrs. Bladich was a wonderful person who always welcomed me into your home. She had an uncanny way to remember specifics about my family and always asked how everyone was doing. I'll always cherish the fun card games we'd all play around the kitchen table.