OBITUARY

WILLIAM F BLOSSER

January 29, 1925January 8, 2021

LIFE SKETCH

William, “Bill,” Blosser was born January 29, 1925 in Takoma Park, Maryland to William and Floy (Morgan) Blosser at the Washington Sanitarium and Hospital.

After attending Sligo Elementary School through the 4th grade, the family moved to Vienna, Virginia where Bill completed the 8th grade. For high school, he attended Shenandoah Valley Academy in New Market, Virginia, where he graduated in 1943.

Upon graduation, Bill was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in World War II in Italy and the Philippine Islands in the medical department and company headquarters of the 4th General Hospital.

After the war, Bill returned to Virginia and attended Washington Missionary College in Takoma Park where he met, and later married, Marylou Leng in 1948. At this time, he was also attending Washington Technical School of Watchmaking in Washington, D.C.

Soon after, Bill left his watchmaking job to join his father’s house painting/paperhanging, and later home construction business in Virginia. At the same time, he was attending Strayer College of Accounting (now Strayer University) leading to a BCS degree in accounting.

In 1963, he and his family (now including two children, Garry and Patti Lynn) received an invitation to join the newly-organized Kettering Hospital in Kettering, Ohio; Bill as the administrative assistant and purchasing agent in the hospital pharmacy, and Marylou as a labor/delivery nurse. They both remained in these positions until their retirement in 1990 when they moved to Port Orange, Florida to be close to his mother, Floy Blosser.

Bill was a faithful member of the Seventh-day Adventist church his entire life, and enjoyed sharing his love of music by singing in various choirs, including the Kettering Chorale, and leading the songs for the worship service.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Marylou.

Left to cherish his memory are his son, Garry, and his wife, Karen, of Roswell, New Mexico; daughter, Patti Lynn Hall, of Port Orange, Florida; three grandchildren, Heather, Shaun, and Evan; and six great grandchildren.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Memorial Service

    Friday, January 15, 2021

Memories

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Kathy Rebholz

January 12, 2021

Bill was one of the kindest men I have ever known. He was the best Activities Volunteer I ever had at Port Orange Nursing and Rehab. He helped out with so many activities over the years but most importantly, Bill touched so many lives, bringing friendship and laughter to residents, family members and staff. Bill showed concern and compassion for everyone. He had the most wonderful smile and giggle! Bill was a dear friend and I was blessed to have known him. I will always remember Bill and cherish my memories of him. I loved him very much.

Leslie Smith

January 12, 2021

Prayers to the family and friends of Bill, he was truly a remarkable man. He gave so much love and time to our residents at PONR he was more then a volunteer, he became a great friend to many of the staff and residents and left behind many wonderful memories. The last thing I told him - was how will I ever get thru bingo with out him. We’ll miss you Bill and thank you for all the years of dedications and friendship. RIP

Pam Stein

January 12, 2021

I was working at port orange nursing home for 9years...bill was coming in all the time to volunteer...he would always say the nicest things to me...he was the kindest man....

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY