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Melvin Thomas Blizzard
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Birth: Jul. 28, 1953
Coshocton County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 22, 2011
Holmes County
Ohio, USA

MILLERSBURG -- Melvin Thomas Blizzard completed his journey on earth at Majora Lane Care Center in Millersburg, Ohio, on Nov. 22, 2011, after being diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob's Disease, an extremely rare degenerative brain disease, on Oct. 27, 2011.

Mel was born July 28, 1953, in Coshocton County, Ohio, to Mitchell Glen and Tressie Palmira (Lang) Blizzard. He lived just east of Clark, Ohio, on the farm that has been in his family for over 150 years. He was an extremely hard-working man, well-known in the area as being an excellent mechanic as well as a successful farmer and a man who would drop whatever he was doing to help anyone who needed it.

With very few exceptions, Mel was considered a friend by everyone he knew and gave freely of his time and resources to his friends. There was very little that Mel did not know how to do and he was the one everyone turned to for help on almost everything. It was said that he was probably the strongest man around.

On Valentine's Day, 1990, he married Cheryl Anderson Gallion, who survives. He is also survived by the children he acquired on his wedding day and two more that he gained on their wedding days: Bobbie (Gallion) and Chad Curry (who was his best buddy as well as his son-in-law) of Millersburg and Betsy (Gallion) and Harry Ragusin of McHenry, Ill. He was the very best "Paw" to Rylee (Brock VanSickle), Hank and Harlie of Millersburg and Harry, William and Melissa of Illinois. His grandchildren were his pride and joy. Also surviving are his wonderful Majora Lane family who made his last days so comfortable and pleasant, extremely close life-long friends, Jerry and Donna Bauer of Millersburg, an aunt of Loudonville, several cousins and a brother and his family. He is deeply missed by his special friends, Bubba, Charlie and Scuffy (his cats). His parents are deceased, Mitchell in November 2001 and Tressie in August 2011.

In keeping with Mel's wishes, there will be no calling hours or services. He has been cremated and he will join his mother on the family farm that they both cherished so much.

A life Celebration open house will be held at the Miley Community Center in Clark, on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 4-7 p.m.

Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, is in charge of arrangements.
Family links: 
  Mitchell Glen Blizzard (1911 - 2001)
  Cheryl Kay Anderson Blizzard (1946 - 2015)*
*Calculated relationship
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: scattered on home farm
Created by: Sue Engelhardt Snodgrass
Record added: Nov 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80946431


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