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Obituary of   Stephen Blaskie

16 FEB 1967 

Garrett Clipper, Garrett, Indiana     

 Stephen Blaskie, 84, of Garrett, died at 5:05 p.m. Friday in the Garrett Community Hospital of a heart condition suffered for about a year.  He entered the hospital Sept. 25. 

The body was taken to the McKee funeral home in Garrett and will be removed to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Avilla for final rites at 11 a.m. Monday.  Officiating will be the Rev. Leon Pisula, pastor of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Garrett.   Interment will follow in the Calvary cemetery near Garrett.  His wife preceded him in death on March 19, 1964.

Mr. Blaskie was born Oct. 29, 1882, on a farm in Green township, near Ege, a son of the late George and Catherine Blaskie.  He was married to Mrs. Rose Grams Mazure of Ege on April 22, 1902. 

He came to Garrett from Kendallville and started work in the B. & O. car shops on Oct. 18, 1917, and moved with his family to Garrett in 1918.  When the shops were moved from Garrett in 1926, Mr. Blaskie went to Painesville, O.  He was furloughed there and went to Chillicothe, O., to work.  During the years of the depression he was furloughed and worked for a short time as one of Garrett’s policemen.  He was working at Painesville when he went to Willard, O., in May 1945.  He always maintained his residence in Garrett and on Dec. 1, 1956, retired as a car builder in the shops at Willard after more than 39 years of service with the B. & O. 

Mr. Blaskie was a member of the St. Joseph church, Holy Name Society, Knights of Columbus, F. O. Eagles, B. &. O. Veterans of Garrett, the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America, Local 731, and the Loyal Order of Moose at Willard. 

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Leona Kobiela, who lived with Mr. Blaskie in Garrett,  Rev. Mother M Adeline, St. Francis Woods, Mokena, Ill.;  two brothers, Frank and James both of the Sacred Heart Home, Avilla; two sisters, Mrs. Mary speaker and Mrs. Clayton Bloom, both of Albion;  five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 19 step great-grandchildren and one step great-great-grandchild.      

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