John Blott

March 20, 1947 - July 26, 2020
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John F. Blott, 73, of New Philadelphia, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020 in Community Hospice Truman House at New Philadelphia, surrounded by his family.

Born in Altoona, Pennsylvania on March 20, 1947, he was the son of the late John Frances and Anne Marie (Doughtery) Blott, Sr.

John honorably served his countr…

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John F. Blott, 73, of New Philadelphia, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020 in Community Hospice Truman House at New Philadelphia, surrounded by his family.

Born in Altoona, Pennsylvania on March 20, 1947, he was the son of the late John Frances and Anne Marie (Doughtery) Blott, Sr.

John honorably served his country in the United States Army during Vietnam where he was helicopter crew chief. He was a Bronze Star recipient for saving the lives of his fellow men during an incoming attack. His professional career spanned numerous years in HV/AC service.

John dearly loved his children and grandchildren. He and his late wife, the former Judith A. Parker, were avid campers throughout the United States. They also enjoyed off-roading in trucks and on dirt bikes.

Surviving are his son, John F. (Tracy) Blott, III of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; two daughters, Laurie (Tony) Barcus of Dennison and Barbara (Rob) Ochenas of Columbia City, Indiana; siblings, Jane Grey of Columbus and Agnes Bolan of Florida; a brother-in-law, Bob (Merri) Parker of Sherrodsville; a sister-in-law, Kelley Kazee in Las Vegas, NV; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Judy, and his parents; John was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Alan Smalley.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation is being cared for by Geib and a memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 5 p.m. in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia with Pastor Brian Flood officiating. The New Philadelphia VFW Post #1445 will render military honors in the funeral home following the service. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions in John’s memory may be made to Community Hospice Truman House, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

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Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 5:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

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116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Time: 5:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: March 20, 1947
Died: July 26, 2020

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Tina Marie Calcutt posted on 7/29/20

My deepest sympathies goes out to the family. Rest In Peace Uncle John. You will be greatly missed. Love you very much.

 

Jean M Parker posted on 7/28/20

May you rest in Peace. We love you and have all our memories.

 

Fawn posted on 7/27/20

Morgan, You have my sympathy during this hard time

 

Hazel and Dan Trushell posted on 7/27/20

The family has our sympathy and prayers at this time.

 

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum posted on 7/27/20

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of John F. Blott, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, John F. Blott, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

 

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