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Anthony Blow
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Birth: Sep. 16, 1933
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 14, 2009
York County
Virginia, USA

A gentle man and wonderful father, 76, of Hayes, Va., died in his home on Nov. 14, 2009, after a battle with lung cancer and other ailments. He was born in Chicago in 1933, the third son of George Waller Blow and Katharine Rowland Cooke, and moved with his parents to Yorktown, Va., in 1942.
Tony attended Millbrook School, Gilman, and the University of Virginia where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He then served with the U.S. Army of Occupation in Germany. He married Charlotte Marston of Greenwood, Va., on June 7, 1958, and moved to Glen Ellyn, Ill., where he worked as a securities trader. The couple had three children and returned to Yorktown in 1966 to manage the family home, York Hall, also known as the Nelson House. Later, they built a home on Moorehouse Rd., while the Nelson House was sold to the U.S. Park Service. In the early 70's Tony had the vision to build The Redoubt on route 17 near the York river bridge. Way before its time, the Redoubt was a gas station/convenience store/restaurant (with the additional oddity that you pay less for pumping your own gas). During this time he served as a trustee of the town of York. After the recession of the 70's, the Redoubt closed doors and the family moved to Church Street in Yorktown and then to Claybank in Gloucester, Va. Tony worked for the State of Virginia as an investigator for the Health Regulatory Board, divorced in 1984, moved to Dockside Village in Hayes, Va., and retired in 1998 to pursue a life of study. Tony was a paragon of gentlemanly conduct. He was known for his wit, his inquisitive spirit and enjoyed his tee martoonis. Memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Nov. 28,2009, at Grace Church, 111 Church Street, Yorktown, Va., with a reception followed in the parish hall. (Daily Press, 15-20 Nov 2009) 
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  George Waller Blow (1897 - 1960)
  Katharine Rowland Cooke Blow (1897 - 1965)
  Anthony Blow (1933 - 2009)
  John M Blow (1939 - 2011)*
*Calculated relationship
Grace Episcopal Churchyard
York County
Virginia, USA
Created by: Thomas
Record added: Oct 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99437452
Anthony Blow
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