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Harold E. Blitch 1919 - 2010 Meadowlakes, Texas

Paid family tribute

Harold E. “Gene” Blitch, 91, of Meadowlakes, Texas, died September 19, 2010. Born August 3, 1919 in DeLeon, Texas, Gene was the son of Joseph & Bertha (Irvin) Blitch.
Gene was a Major in the US Air Force and served as a pilot in World War II and flew “the hump.”
He was a 1950 graduate of Texas A&M, earning a BS and his Masters in Horticulture. Gene was an avid hunter and he enjoyed fishing. He was a Past Master of Acacia Masonic Lodge in Lawrence, Kansas. Gene had a 23-year career at Kansas University as Supervisor of grounds and has always considered Kansas and the University to be the highlight of his life. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Marble Falls.
Survivors include his wife, Bess Blitch of Meadowlakes; son Michael Blitch of Burnet, Texas; daughter Maribeth Impson of Dayton, Tennessee; sister Billye Cook of Marble Falls, Texas; seven grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
Memorial service was Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 2:00 PM at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Ralph Mann officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home of Marble Falls.
Condolences may be offered at www.clementswilcoxfuneralhome.com.

This information was provided to the Journal-World as a paid tribute.