Richard "Dick" Blauvelt
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Richard (Dick) Blauvelt, 90, long-time New Hampshire resident, passed away peacefully in Glen Allen, Virginia, surrounded by family on February 6, 2021. He was preceded in death by his brother, John Blauvelt, and wife of 34 years, Patricia Goodwin Blauvelt. He is survived by his three children (with first wife, Dreama Shelton Price), Rick Blauvelt (Candace), Joy Blauvelt and John Blauvelt (Lyn); his two stepsons, Brian Woodilla (Kerry) and Tad Woodilla (Susan); his eight grandchildren, Kathleen Blauvelt Kime (Ryan), Brady and Carly Blauvelt, Kyle, Kevin, Allison, Katie and Emily Woodilla; two great grandchildren, Karis and Grayson Kime; and close family friends, Paul and Marty Elkins. Dick was born in Passaic, New Jersey on March 22, 1930 and grew up in nearby Millburn. He was a proud member of the Corp of Cadets at Virginia Polytechnic Institute where he graduated in 1953. He was immediately commissioned into the U.S. Army, served for 21 years and attained the rank of Lt. Colonel. Military assignments included tours of duty in Japan, Germany and Vietnam. Dick earned his MBA in 1964 through the Army Comptrollership Program at Syracuse University. In 1968, he received the Bronze Star for meritorious service in Vietnam. In 1970, he received a Department of the Army Commendation for his role as Section Leader while attending the Command & General Staff College in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. Among his other military achievements are the Legion of Merit and a Meritorious Service Medal. Dick retired from the Army in August 1974 and started a second career in New Hampshire. From 1977 to 1993, he was Business Manager of Holderness School in Plymouth. Always active in his community, Dick served as welfare officer for the Town of Moultonborough and on school boards in Plymouth and Moultonborough. In 2011, Dick moved to Glen Allen, Virginia to be near his beloved family. He never gave up his love of the N.E. Patriots, golf and a good glass of bourbon. Dick was a devoted father, grandfather and friend. He was warm, supportive, generous and optimistic - always willing to listen with a smile and a kind word. That is how he will be remembered by all. Dick will be laid in rest in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dick's memory may be made to SoldierStrong or a charity of your choice.
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