William Robert Blackwell, Sr.,age 86 years, of Delaware Township, NJ, died Friday, June 26, 2015, at the Hunterdon Medical Center, Raritan Township, NJ
He was born in Ringoes, NJ, September 19, 1928, son of the late Gershom and Elsie Smith Blackwell, and had resided in Hunterdon County all his life.
He was a carpenter and mason, then was employed by Kuhl Poultry Equipment and later as a boiler maintenance man by Lipton Tea, Raritan Township, NJ, until retiring.
A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of Amwell Lodge #12, F& AM of Lambertville, NJ; AA Scottish Rite of Trenton, NJ and Crescent Temple Shrine of Trenton, NJ. Bob was also an avid ham radio operator.
He was pre-deceased by his brother, Gershom Blackwell.
Surviving are his wife of sixty-seven years, Frances Slack Blackwell; a daughter, Linda Guy of Ewing Township, NJ; a son and daughter-in-law, William and Linda Blackwell, Jr. of Ewing Township, NJ; four grandchildren, John Blackwell and his wife, Casey, Jessica Guy, Richard Guy, Jr. and Daphne Conklin; and a great granddaughter, Courtney Conklin.
All arrangements are private under the direction of the Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, 147 Main Street, Flemington, NJ.
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