Bart Blauser, RIP
Posted on March 15, 2015 Posted by John Scalzi 23 Comments
I’d like to take a moment here to note the passing of Bart Blauser, who was Krissy’s uncle, earlier this month, and whose life we celebrated yesterday at a memorial service with family and friends. Pretty simply, Bart was a fine example of “salt of the earth”: A good and decent man who loved his family and friends, enjoyed working the soil in his garden and farm, who worked hard and who, in my experience, treated everyone with kindness and friendliness. He also threw an excellent July 4th party every year, complete with pig roast, volleyball and a late night fire, around which people would gather and bring guitars.
There’s more to him than those things, of course, but those things are enough to give you a glimpse of why there is one less good man on the planet, who was loved, and who will be missed. May his spirit rest well.
So sorry for your loss!
I’m terribly sorry for your loss.
Also sorry for your loss, and thanks for telling us about him. It’s good to know there are such people.
Sorry for your loss. It was nice to get a glimpse into the life of this well loved man.
My sympathies to all of you who will miss him. We lost an uncle last year who might have been Bart Blauser’s spiritual twin, and it’s left a hole in the family that will be difficult to fill.
Most sincerest condolences to you and your family.
My deepest condolences to you, Krissy, and the entire Blauser clan.
“A good and decent man who loved his family and friends… and who, in my experience, treated everyone with kindness and friendliness.”
If people are able to say such things about me after my passing, my life will have been a success.
Rest well, Mr. Blauser.
Very sorry for you family’s loss.
I’m sorry for your loss.
I’m so sorry to hear of your family’s loss.
Sounds like he was good people. Sorry for you, and for the rest of us never getting to one of his 7/4 parties.
So very sorry. The hits just keep on coming for you and yours. I hope the stories you shared yesterday brought you some joy and comfort.
Many condolences. Lost my dad recently so I certainly commiserate.
So very sorry for Krissy and your family. Sincere condolences.
I’ve lost some folks over the past few years, some expected and some that I expected to outlive me, and it never gets easier. I feel for you, brother. It’s good you guys have those memories–it hurts just as much to smile in mourning as it does to cry, but still…..
Fair winds and following seas…
Condolences to you and yours. Remember him, and drink to his name in happy times. In Diet Coke, if you must.
Condolences to your and your family.
Blessings of peace and comfort to you and your family, Krissy.
I’m so sorry. Condolences to Krissy and your family.
Please accept my condolences to you and your family for your loss.