John Eugene Blaski, 79, of Virginia Beach, passed away on December 3, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on December 6, 1935, to the late John and Donna Blaski in Warren, PA. He married Mary Catherine Toth on September 7, 1957. John served our country as a proud member of the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He worked as a civil servant for the U.S. Customs Treasury Department, and retired as a Special Agent after 26 years of dedicated service.
John is survived by his wife, Mary, son, Michael Blaski (Sue), and daughter, Elizabeth Ruhlman. Grandchildren, Jennifer Beck (David), Christina Sayyed (Christopher), Joshua Blaski, Hannah Blaski, Michael Blaski, Samantha Ruhlman, John Ruhlman, and Joseph Ruhlman. Great grandchildren, Savannah, Steven, Christopher, and Caroline Sayyed. Sisters, Gloria Werner of Montana and Carol Ristau of North Carolina; and dear friend, Joseph Ruhlman. He was preceded in death by his sons, Jeffrey and Christopher.
A memorial mass will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2015, at 11:00 am, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1404 Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach, with Fr. Esteban DeLeon officiating.
In memory of John, the family would like donations to be made to the Oceana Volunteer Fire Department, Station 8, at www.tmcfunding.com. Online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.altmeyerfh.com.
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