|Birth: ||Oct. 1, 1932|
South Dakota, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 11, 2008|
San Mateo County
Palmer L. Blote Paul passed peacefully February 11, 2008, with his wife, Irene, and daughter, Shannon by his side. Paul was a skilled electrical contractor and established Palmer Electric in San Carlos. Paul was known as an avid pilot and a dedicated golfer. A Memorial will be held at 11 a.m. Sat, March 8, at Spangler Mortuary, 650 Live Oak Ave, Menlo Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Let Them Hear Foundation, 1900 University Ave, Ste 101, E. Palo Alto, CA 94303.
-Published in the San Francisco Chronicle on 3/2/2008
Big Paul (as his son was Paul but not Jr) as he was called was married to my Mom in 1952 in Redwood City, CA. They were both graduates of Sequoia H.S., 1951, 1953 also in RWC. I think soon after he enlisted in the Air Force so he wouldn't be drafted. His older brother had done the same and was in Germany working on repairing airplanes. He had already the love of airplanes and the romance of flying and did the same attending Basic Training Parks AFB. I know they were living in Texas and had Paul Louis Blote by March of 1954 Travis AFB, CA. Patrick came along in 1956 after Paul was having some medical issues. By the time I came along we were a family living in Mountain View, Santa Clara County, CA. The family had good friends in Sunnyvale, The Killmartin's, and then Sanchez' across the street in MV. Later the Ballestrero's in San Carlos. We moved in 1964 to Belmont, San Mateo County, CA where we lived until about 1968 when my parents divorced after sixteen years of marriage and three children to this union.
Soon after he started Palmer Electric in San Carlos and became a skilled Comm'l Electrical Contractor working at sites all over the Bay Area. After marrying his current wife in 1977 (I was 17) he enjoyed his first grandchild born in 1979, Amber, who has just had her first child and is the daughter of Paul the son.
Several years were difficult for us all in the interim adjusting to the changes. He focused on what he could do and always had hobbies including model airplanes and later R.C. Airplane Club. Later he upgraded and flew as a private pilot. Once he had a biplane and took me up, but I got an earache and couldn't take it. He always had sinus problems, migraines and cotton in his ears, I don't know how he did it either, except he truly loved it. He later became a classic car collector and coin collector. He and Pat had hobbies to share together, later men's softball teams and mini racing cars to pinball machines and golf. Finally Kareoke King, he was dubbed by his grandaughter. Both Paul and I and Amber were professional singers for some time over about 20 years.
These are just some of the memories that come to mind that I thought you would enjoy reading about. Perhaps you have your own that you would like to add. I am also collecting photographs for Ancestry.com Blote Family Tree if you'd like to contribute copies or jpg's.
Thank you for taking the time to read about our family. I'm just sorry I didn't get to see him one last time as I didn't know he had been ill having respiratory problems. His Father Erwin died of Emphasema and I've lived with Asthma/Allergies since I was four. I hope this doesn't seal my fate. Never-the-less we are going to go on and keep on singing a happy tune and sharing the Blote "grin" as it's come to be called.
God Bless You and Yours,
Daughter Beth (1960)
Erwin Louis Blote (1906 - 1988)
Hazel Ione Piehl Blote (1908 - 1996)
Paul Louis Blote (1954 - 2001)*
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Specifically: San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge
Created by: Blote
Record added: Jul 11, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28204603