Obituary: John W. Blondis

John W. Blondis

PROSPECT — John W. Blondis, 68, passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 at St. Mary’s Hospital. He was husband to Susan (Suvoski) Blondis.

John was born in Waterbury on Sept. 11, 1944, son of the late Edmund and Lillian (Poscavage) Blondis. He was a longtime resident of Prospect and he was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy while working on lunar projects for NASA. After his service, he worked locally at Clydel, Litton Veam and AGC Incorporated as a meteorologist. John was an avid train enthusiast. Upon his retirement he spent many hours working on his LGB scale railroad.

John leaves his wife Susan of 30 years and her children, Peter Schoppenhauer Jr. and his wife Sharon of Wolcott; Krista Schoppenhauer of Prospect; three grandchildren, Skylar, Kyle and Kelsey; his sister Linda Tortorelli of Stratford; and his nephew Joseph Tortorelli and his wife Kelly of Milford.

His funeral will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 at 10 a.m. from the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck, to St. Anthony’s Church, 4 Union City Road, Prospect, for a mass of Christian burial at 10:30a.m. Burial with military honors will follow in Prospect Cemetery. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday morning from 9 to 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, 80 Hall Ave., Meriden, CT 06450.

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