John F. Blazier, II, former longtime resident of Larchmont, died suddenly Friday, November 20, in Southbury, CT. He was 58. Previously, he resided in Woodbury, CT. Mr. Blazier was born in New York City on April 19, 1951 to John and Tess Blazier. The family moved to Larchmont in 1963 from Monterrey, Mexico. He attended Chatsworth Avenue School and graduated from Mamaroneck High School in 1969. He attended Windham College in Putney, Vermont.
Mr. Blazier, a water treatment specialist, owned his own company, Thermal Engineers. More recently, he worked as an independent consultant in IT sales and support.
An accomplished actor in high school and college, John appeared in several leading roles for a number of community theater productions, including “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” and “Three Penny Opera.” John did print modeling in his teens, and worked as a chef in Vermont prior to entering information technology. John enjoyed vintage sports cars, photography, cooking, reading, sailing, poetry, politics, and computers. He lived with his family in Mexico for a number of years during his childhood, and later traveled through the United States and Europe.
He is survived by his beloved children, Monika and Julian Blazier; his loving brother, Dr. Ken Blazier, and sister-in-law Cara; two cherished nephews, Brendan and Emmet Gaffney, and his devoted brother-in-law Harry Gaffney. He is also survived by an aunt and several cousins in Michigan and California. He was predeceased by his father in 1966, his mother in 1999, and his sister Barbara (Blazier) Gaffney in 1993.
John recently attended his high school’s 40th reunion, which he described as a fantastic and unforgettable event that brought together many longtime friends. John was known for his unique personality, amusing antics, uproarious humor, and his love and compassion for family and friends. He will especially be remembered as a strong, loving, and devoted father to his children.
A private memorial service will be held for the family. Donations in John’s name may be made to a charity of your choice, or to the MHS Class of 1969 Scholarship Fund, which was established at the reunion as a legacy to deceased classmates for providing yearly scholarships to future MHS graduates.