Blodgett Jr., 74
HOPEWELL JCT., N.Y. -- Albert John Blodgett Jr., 74, a resident of Hopewell Junction, N.Y., since 1965, died on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, with his wife of 51 years by his side.
He will always be remembered as a beloved husband to his wife, father to his daughters, and Taid to his grandchildren.
Born in Portland on Jan. 12, 1939, he was the son of Albert John and Frances Curran Blodgett. Al was a graduate of Yale University
in 1960, and received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1965. He had been employed as an Electrical Engineer with IBM for 33 years until his retirement on June 30, 1993. Following his retirement, Al pursued his lifelong interest in photography. He loved vacationing with his family every summer at Thomas Pond where he was able to spend time canoeing, taking pictures, and fishing. Seeing or hearing the loons made the day complete. He also enjoyed meaningful time spent with dear friends.
Al was a member of the Church of St. Nicholas-on-the-Hudson in New Hamburg, N.Y., where he served on the Finance Committee. He was also the treasurer for the Howland Chamber Music Circle and was actively involved in coordinating special events at the Center for Lifetime Studies at Marist College.
On Sept. 1, 1962, at St. Denis Church and again in the Vassar Shakespeare Garden, Al married Susan Deisseroth who survives him at home. He is also survived by his daughter Julia Blodgett, her husband Brian Ferki and their children, Zofia and Eliot, his daughter Katherine Gusmano, her husband Michael and their children, Joseph and Allie, his American Field Service Swiss son Roman Busch and his family; his brother Donald Blodgett and his wife Nancy-Ann of South Portland, his brother Douglas Blodgett of Scarborough, his brother James Blodgett and his wife Linda of Little Cloud, Minn.; several nieces and nephews; and the family dachshund, Jazper. The family takes comfort in knowing that he was an organ donor.
For more information, please visit Al's Book of Memories at www.mchoulfuneralhome.com
Albert John Blodgett Jr.