|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, 12 Feb 2008
"Big Paul" (as his son was Paul but not Jr) as he was called was married in 1952 in Redwood City, California. They were both graduates of Sequoia H.S., Class. 1951, 1953. Soon after he enlisted in the Air Force.. 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 he attended Basic Training at Parks AFB, 1953. 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 (son) was having some medical issues. By the time I came along we were a family living in Mountain View, Santa Clara County, California. Our family had good friends in Sunnyvale, The Killmartin's, and Sanchez Neighborst in Mountain View to name a few. Later, the Ballestrero's in San Carlos. We moved in 1964 to Belmont, San Mateo County, California where we lived until 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 who has just had her first child and is the daughter of Paul, his son.
He focused on what he could do and always had hobbies including model airplanes at R.C. Airplane Club. Later he upgraded and flew as a private pilot, a life-long hobby. Once he took me up in his biplane but I got an earache and couldn't take it. Remembering he often had sinus problems like myself, he often wore a cotton ball in his ear, he truly loved it. Funny the things we remember from childhood. Later he became a classic car collector. Seems he always was working on a car project. He and brother Pat had hobbies to share together, later men's softball teams and mini racing cars to pinball machines and golf. Finally 'Kareoke King", as he was dubbed by his grandaughter. Both Paul (son) myself and Amber were professional singers.
These are just some of the memories that come to mind as I think of my Father. Perhaps (reader) you have your own that you would like to add here, see add flower. I am also collecting photographs on Blote Family Tree if you'd like to contribute copies please contact me.
Thank you for taking the time to read about my family. I'm just sorry I didn't get to see him one last time as I didn't know he had been ill with respiratory problems. His Father Erwin died of Emphysema and I've lived with Asthma/Allergies since I was four. 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.
Love You, Miss You
Erwin Louis Blote (1906 - 1988)
Hazel Ione Piehl Blote (1908 - 1996)
Paul Louis Blote (1954 - 2001)*
Erwin Devere Blote (1929 - 1995)*
Palmer Louis Blote (1932 - 2008)
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Specifically: San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge
Created by: Blote
Record added: Jul 11, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28204603