Obituary: Edmund J. Blinstrubas

PROSPECT — Mr. Edmund J. Blinstrubas, 89, of Prospect, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 in the VITAS Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Joyce (Knapp) Blinstrubas.

Mr. Blinstrubas was born in Waterbury on Nov. 15, 1926, a son of the late Joseph and Catherine (Chepulis) Blinstrubas. He was retired from Noranda Metal Works after working as a quality control inspector for many years, also worked at Chase Brass and Copper and was a communicant of St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church in Prospect. He was a girls softball coach and Little League coach for many years, enjoyed golfing and fishing, loved animals and was a member of the St. Joseph Bowling League.

Mr. Blinstrubas proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army during World War II. He earned expert marksmen and served in the Pacific Theatre.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Blinstrubas is survived by two daughters, Sandra Schumann and her husband Chuck of Anchorage, Ala., and Alaine Caterino and her husband Mark of Prospect; a son, Peter Blinstrubas and his wife Katherine of Prospect; seven grandchildren, Matthew, Samuel, Thomas and James Blinstrubas, Alexander Schumann and Andria and Aliza Caterino, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four brothers, Pete, Joe, Johnny and Walter Blinstrubas.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church, 4 Union City Road, Prospect. Family and friends are asked to please meet directly at the church. Burial with full military honors will be in Prospect Cemetery. There are no calling hours. The Prospect Memorial Funeral Home, 72 Waterbury Road, Prospect is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Rescue Foundation of Connecticut, 366 Main St., Terryville, CT 06786

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