Ernest W. Blazejak of Denton, MD, passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at the UM Shore Medical Center in Easton, MD. He was 88 years old.
Born in Baltimore, MD in 1932, Mr. Blazejak was the son of the late Joseph Nicholas Blazejak and Margaret Barbara Barczak Blazejak. He was a 1949 graduate of Caroline High School.
Mr. Blazejak joined the Navy in 1949 and attended 40 weeks of schooling to become a Fire Control Technician. Upon completion of schooling, he was assigned duty on the Battleship U.S.S. New Jersey and served 10 months in the Korean War. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal with two stars and a letter of commendation from the commanding officer for being instrumental in sighting and silencing an enemy shore battery which had his ship under fire. He also served on the repair ship U.S.S. Tutuila and the oil tanker U.S.S. Elokomin . He was honorably discharged in 1953 as a Fire Control Technician 2nd Class.
Mr. Blazejak was a lifetime member and past Commander of American Legion Post 29, Denton MD. Mr. Blazejak is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Dorothy (Dot) Andrew Blazejak, together they were lifelong residents of Denton MD. He is also survived by two sons: Mark Blazejak and his wife Mary Kay and Bryan Blazejak and his wife Lori; five grandchildren: Nathan Blazejak and his wife Summer, Tim Blazejak and his wife Sarah, Lesley Signorello and her husband Matt, Clint Blazejak and his wife Rebecca, and Luke Blazejak and his wife Aislinn; eight great grandchildren: Mark Blazejak, Morganne Blazejak, Andrew Signorello, Katelyn Signorello, Michael Shatley, Barrett Blazejak, Addison Blazejak, and Hannah Blazejak; and three brothers: Ronald, Larry, and Clarence. He was preceded in death by his brother Norman.
Mr. Blazejak was a self-employed Electrical, Plumbing, and Heating contractor for several years and then was employed by the Caroline County Public School system for 26 years as their School Facilities Engineer. Upon retiring from the school system in 1995, he was a self-employed Construction Management Consultant for the owners of several construction projects. He loved to travel and took several cruises, a six week cross country camping trip, and numerous other trips including bus trips. He also loved to sail, scuba diving, and flying after acquiring a private pilot’s license. He was a member of the St. Elizabeth’s Roman Catholic Church in Denton.
Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday evening, June 22nd, from 6 until 8 PM with the Rosary at 7:30 at the Moore Funeral Home, P.A. located at 12 S. Second Street in Denton. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, June 23rd, at the St. Elizabeth’s Roman Catholic Church in Denton. The inurnment will follow in the Denton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Elizabeth’s Roman Catholic Church, C/O St. Benedict’s Parish, PO Box 459, Ridgely, MD 21660 or to a local charity of your choice.
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