Charles Blewett

Obituary of Charles W. Blewett

Charles Wellington Blewett passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. Charles, affectionately known to his family and friends as Chiz, was 93 years old. He was born on June 2, 1927 in LaPlume, Pa. to the late Clarence and Mildred E. (Atkinson) Blewett. Chiz is survived by his brother David G. Blewett, and his five devoted sons, Charles and wife Margaret, Scott, Gordon and wife Beth, Clifford and wife Kim, and Ed and wife Daryl. Chiz cherished his grandchildren, Wendi, Sarah and husband Gary, Correna, Tyler, wife Kyra and great grand-daughter Anna Grace, Adam, Michael and wife Amanda, Christopher, Genevieve and Kimberly. He was predeceased by his loving wife Shirley Ruth Blewett, brother William C. Blewett, and sisters Margaret Ann (Blewett) Abbott and Betsy Jane (Blewett) Williams. Chiz proudly served in the United States Navy volunteering for two tours of duty from December 1, 1944 to July 23, 1946 in the 96th Navy Construction Battalion and from January 27, 1948 to January 30, 1952 in the Seabees. During his tours, he served in the Pacific and American Theaters, was awarded the Victory Medal in his first tour. During his second tour of duty he was a member of Amphibious Construction Battalion ONE and as part of the First Marine Division, Reinforced, he was honored in receiving the Presidential Unit Citation for Korean Action, and the Korean Service and Navy Occupation Medals during his service. Chiz was a longtime resident of Succasunna and Ledgewood, NJ. He was employed by Rowe International, Inc. and was recognized at retirement for 35 years of continuous and loyal service from 1953 to 1988. He enjoyed camping with his family and friends. Most importantly he loved spending time with his family. Chiz was an active member of the Ledgewood Baptist Church and was devoted to supporting the church as a parishioner, always ready to help with what was needed. He served for many years as the church sexton. The celebration of Chiz's life will include a Memorial Service to be held at a future date at the Ledgewood Baptist Church. For those wishing to make a memorial donation, the family has asked that you please consider donations to Shriners Hospital for Children, or the Seabee Museum and Memorial Park - (seabeesmuseum.com)
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