July 7, 1929 – April 6, 2021
Florence Blick, of Sparta, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on April 6, 2021 at the Paramount Senior Living in Manassas, Virginia. She was 91. Due to current restrictions, private funeral services will be held graveside at the time of burial at the Sparta Presbyterian and Methodist-Episcopal Cemetery. Arrangements are by Goble Funeral Home. Florence [Kaluzny] Blick was born in Joliet, IL on July 7, 1929. The youngest of seven children, she graduated from Joliet High School - Class of 1947. In 1955, she married Joseph Blick. The couple moved to Sparta New Jersey in 1959. They were married 27 years before Joe passed away in 1982. The couple had three children, Jeff, Jenni, and Juli. Florence was an enthusiastic bowler; involved in amateur leagues most of her adult life. As a frequent volunteer of the Church Mouse Thrift Store at the Sparta United Methodist Church, she was delighted to advertise the fashions available there by wearing them to church on Sundays. Following her recovery from a fall in 1995, Florence also enjoyed her daily exercise, walking on the tread mill each morning at the Sparta Athletic Club. In order to be nearer to her daughter, she moved to Manassas, Virginia in March, 2018. Florence dearly enjoyed her new community was grateful for friendships with both residents and staff. Florence is preceded in death by her husband Joseph, her son, Jeffrey, and all of her siblings. She is survived by her daughter Jenni Blick, grandson Thomas Velez, both of Warrenton, Virginia; daughter Juli Dempsey of Millport, Scotland, former son-in-law James Dempsey of San Jose, California; as well as many cherished nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and dear friends. In lieu of flowers, Florence left wishes that memorial gifts be directed to: Sparta Ambulance Squad or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital by clicking the links below Florence’s daughters wish to extend their sincere thanks to the staff of Paramount Senior Living – Manassas and Vitas Hospice for their dedicated care especially during this catastrophic public health crisis.
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April 9, 2021
Aunt Florie was my mom’s youngest sister. She spent a summer with my family in Chicago working for Montgomery Wards. We had a lot of fun with here there and at Grammas in Joliet summers when she was a teenager. I inherited some of her clothes when I was in high school. She was only 10 years older than me. More like an older sister. Always a sharp dresser.