Blackwell, Bruce

Bruce Blackwell U.S. Navy WWII
Bruce Blackwell U.S. Navy WWII

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Date of Birth: 7/31/1927
Died On: 8/1/1966
Street Address: 37 Halsted Place
Service Number: 2266710
Branch of Service: U.S. Navy - VPB 1, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Veteran Code: USN-19

Bruce Blackwell

Bruce Blackwell was was born in Greenwich, July 31, 1927, son of Helen Carter Blackwell and Richard Blackwell. He had two brothers Ridge and Lee. In Rye his family lived at 37 Halsted Place and were members of the Presbyterian Church. Bruce was a Rye High School Graduate, Class of 1945.

He was a World War II veteran, having served in a Naval aviation unit. After the war he reenlisted for two years .

While in service on April 24, 1947 he married Marilyn Pape of Mamaroneck and the couple briefly resided in Jacksonville, FL until his discharge in 1948.

They subsequently lived in Mount Kisco, Pleasantville and Pound Ridge. In 1950 Bruce was working in the insurance industry.

Bruce Blackwell, 39, of Stone Hill Road, Pound Ridge, died Friday August 19, 1966 at Stamford Hospital of injuries sustained in an auto accident which occurred August 16 during an intense rain storm on route 137 in Stamford.

At the time of his death, he was survived by his wife, Marilyn Page Blackwell; his father, Richard Blackwell of St. Thomas, Virgin Island; a son, Bruce Jr., of the home address; two brothers, Ridge of Greenwich and Lee of Hartsdale; and an uncle, George Blackwell of Rye.

Funeral services were held at the Harrison Funeral Home. Interment was in Greenwood Union Cemetery.

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