Robert John Blazewicz, 75, of Marana, Arizona passed on May 21, 2021. Beloved husband of 53 years to Joyce E. Blazewicz (Callahan) of Rockport, MA. Residing most of their lives, in Peabody and Topsfield, MA, as active members of the community. Proud father to Robert of Oro Valley, AZ, William of Santa Barbara, CA, and Michael of Salida, CO. Predeceased by father Waclaw, mother Jeanette (Moquin) and daughter Karla of Peabody. Survived by his sister Priscilla (Brusso), beloved granddaughters Jessica and Katreena, niece Karen, nephews Chuck, Joseph and Jami, and many close cousins and loved ones, including his best pal Ed of 71 years.
Born on May 24, 1945 in Peabody, Massachusetts, “Bob” was known for his friendly outgoing personality and charming smile. A 1962 graduate from Peabody High School, he was active in the school band. In his early years he loved to hunt, fish, water ski, play tennis, golf, and build model airplanes. Bob served our country in the 102nd Field Artillery of the Army National Guard, a unit with a proud heritage dating back to its organization in the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia. Receiving a Bachelor of Science, with High Honors, from Bentley College, he went onto a successful career as a computer systems analyst. Concurrently he fulfilled numerous leadership roles in coaching, scouting, and parenting his three boys. Retirement brought opportunities to root for his beloved Patriots and Red Sox, spend time with Joyce and enjoy his pool.
Bob was especially known for his smile, sense of humor, and natural singing voice, often heard around the house. He was selflessly dedicated to family and friends – going out of his way to help others at any time. A happy, loving man who will be missed dearly by all whose hearts he touched. As a devout Catholic, a memorial service for family and friends will be held at 1pm on June 7, 2021 at St. Mark Catholic Church, 2727 W. Tangerine Road, Oro Valley, AZ 85742. A private burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Salem, MA and a celebration of life will occur at a later date. Please consider donations in his name to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.