Richard Charles Blauvelt, age 96, of Fort Wayne, died at home on August 29, 2020 surrounded by his family. The son of Carl Emmett Blauvelt and Irene Gertrude (Gebhard) Blauvelt, Richard was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana and graduated from Central Catholic High School class of 1942. In 1945, he married Kathleen Randel, the love of his life. He was a veteran of World War II and worked for 35 years for the Penn Central Railroad. Richard enjoyed summers with family at their lake cottage and winters in Hot Springs, Arkansas, hiking and playing bridge.
He is survived by Kathleen, his wife of 75 years.
His six children: Beverly (Thomas P.) Moran, William (Peggy) Blauvelt, Robert (Margaret) Blauvelt, James (Cyndi) Blauvelt, Margaret (James) Eckrich, Richard (Diana) Blauvelt.
21 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, 1 great-greatgrandchild.
Sister, Roseann Anders of Las Vegas.
Brother, Ronald Blauvelt of Phoenix.
He is preceded by two sisters, Dorothy Klotz and Marilyn Surfus.
Richard’s life will be celebrated in a funeral mass on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 11:00 AM at St. John’s Catholic Church, 4500 Fairfield Avenue, Fort Wayne with visitation at 10:00 AM prior to the mass. Memorial donations may be made to foundationfightingblindness.org
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