William R. Bloss Jr. age 76 of Ashland, OH., passed away Saturday, September 21, 2013 at his residence. On July 23, 1937 in Kane, Pa., Mr. Bloss was born to William and Grace (Anderson) Bloss. He had worked and retired from the Warren Co. Schools in Pa. and had been the Emergency Management coordinator of Sheffield Twp., Pa., Mr. Bloss served in the US Navy for 10 years and the US Army for 23 years. He was a member of the Perrysville Baptist Church, Kane Lodge F&AM #566 and the Coudersport Consistory.
On July 8, 2000 Mr. Bloss married Charleene VanHorn who survives. Also surviving are one son, William Reese (Megan) Bloss of Sheffield, Pa., two stepsons: Bill Smith of Loudonville, OH. and Dan (Laura) Smith of Ashland; one stepdaughter, Marilyn Berkshire of Ashland; three grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; one brother, Thomas Bloss of San Mateo, CA.; one nephew; and two nieces. Mr. Bloss was preceded in death by his mother, father, sister, and first wife, Margaret.
A graveside service will be held 1:00 pm Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at Warren Co. Memorial Park in Warren, Pa., with Pastor Howard Burnett officiating. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date at the Perrysville Baptist Church. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1050 Dauch Dr., Ashland, OH., 44805. Heyl Funeral Home, 227 Broad St., Ashland, OH. assisted the family with arrangements and will provide an online register book for condolences to be expressed to the family at www.heylfuneralhome.com