Thursday, December 31, 2009

Anthony (Tony) Blozevich, 1900-1992

Daily Iowegian - 14 October 1992
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  A. R. (Tony) Blozevich, 92, died Monday, Oct. 12, 1992, in the Centerville Care Center.
  Tony was born June 9, 1900, to Tony and Mary (Krajacic) Blozevich in Macon County, Mo. Shortly after his birth they came back to Appanoose County because of bad water and typhoid fever. After living at Gladstone Mining Camp, then in Mystic a few years, his parents bought 40 acres northeast of Jerome in 1906, and this is where he grew to manhood.
  On Sept. 4, 1920, he was united in marriage with Opal McCoy in Des Moines. They lived in Jerome a few months and in early 1921, they moved to a farm home. To this union, one daughter, Catherine, was born.
  In 1940, they moved to a larger farm east of Jerome where he lived until ill health caused a move to the Centerville Care Center in 1986.
  He was a coal miner, operated a threshing machine in the neighborhood and was a farmer. He was a fine loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Although he lived a long, full life, his smile and wisdom will be sadly missed.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister, also sisters, Victoria Thomas, Pauline (Polly) Thomas, Mary Thomas and a brother, Milton.
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Anthony R. and Opal C. Blozevich's
Gravestone in the Jerome Cemetery

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