Gerald W. Blinn Jr., 71, of Ellwood City passed away Thursday, February 17, 2022 at UPMC – Jameson Hospital following a brief illness.
Born July 21, 1950 in New Castle, he was the son of the late Gerald W. Sr. and Eileen Hackett Blinn. He was married to Ruth Davis Overland, formerly of Chewton.
Gerald was a US Army Veteran, serving in Vietnam. He worked at the B&W and then at Airway Luggage until his retirement. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Gerald was an avid Steelers fan.
Survivors include two daughters, Jennifer (Justin) Blinn of Georgia and Sarah (Mark) Munizza of Moon Township; four grandchildren; Anthony, Dylan, Vince, and Holly; brother, Ronald Blinn of Wampum and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers; William, Daniel, and Thomas Blinn.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday February 21, 2022 from 11:00 am until the time of the Blessing Service at 1:00 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Veteran PTSD Fund.
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.
We are so sorry for your loss. Please extend our deepest sympathies to your entire family. RIP Gerry
I haven’t seen Gerry in over 50 years but have one distinct memory of him from our days at St Teresa School in Koppel, probably grade 5 or 6. One rainy day we had recess inside and Gerry was doing something funny to amuse the class. One of the nuns walked in and yelled, “Blinn, you’re acting like an idiot standing on your head blowing bubbles!” Gerry gave the briefest pause, smirked, and said “Who’s Bubbles?” Sister Mary Whoever turned red, grabbed him by the shirt, and dragged him to the principals office. He didn’t return to class that day and I was pretty sure Sister Immaculata had sent him directly to hell, with no stop in purgatory. I hope Gerry rests in peace, and I thank him for one of my most vivid grade school memories.