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Harry Averre Bloor

March 31, 1924 October 9, 2015
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HARRY AVERRE BLOOR Harry Bloor, 91, of Lawrence Township, passed away Friday evening, October 9, 2015 at his home with his family at his side. Harry was born in Trenton New Jersey on March 31, 1924 to W. Harry and Evva Bloor. He was one of five children, all of whom predeceased him. Harry graduated from Pennington High School and served during World War II in the Army AirForce. After serving his three year stint, he started learning the plumbing and heating trade - a move that would prove to be his calling for the rest of his life. He married Janet Dansberry of Hopewell on November 17, 1951 - a marriage that lasted for 64 years. He started his own plumbing and heating business the next year, in 1952, and successfully operated that business until he retired from it in the late 1990's. Harry and Janet built their own home in Lawrence Township in 1956 which is where he lived until his passing. Harry took great pride in his home and it was always immaculately maintained. Among other things, Harry was a life-long member of the American Legion, had his private pilot's license and a Cessna 172 which he loved, a couple of boats including a 28 foot classic Chris Craft cabin cruiser that he enjoyed both at the Jersey Shore and the Delaware River, a couple of vacation homes in Vermont that he renovated and finally a cottage on Long Beach Island that he referred to as "the desert." He loved the University of Delaware where his two grandsons', Taylor (Kyla) and Carter (Ainsley), both played lacrosse. He also loved "those two little girls", his two great granddaughters (Finley and Hudson). He also was a great father to his only son, Scott, and adopted his only "daughter" Hilary when she married Scott. A funeral service will be held at the Hopewell United Methodist Church, Friday, October 16th at 11:00 am. There will be no calling hours because after all, Harry wasn't too big on funerals. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Hopewell United Methodist Church, 20 Blackwell Ave., Hopewell, N.J. 08525. Arrangements are being handled by the Blackwell Memorial Home 21 N. Main St., Pennington.


11:00 a.m. Friday, October 16, 2015

Hopewell United Methodist Church
Blackwell Avenue
Hopewell, NJ

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