Obituaries

Steven E. Bliss, 84, of Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — Steven E. Bliss, 84, died Saturday, March 13, 2021, at Porter Medical Center after a long illness.
He was born August 9, 1936, in Morrisville, Vt., the son of Hobart and Helen (Woodard) Bliss.
Steven was a graduate of Peoples Academy High School in Morrisville.
After high school he worked on the family farm. He then entered the Army, after which he went to Ranger School, then worked as a forestry technician for a time. He owned his own business as a land surveyor in Arlington, Vt., for 20 years.
After retiring as a rural mail carrier in 1999 from the U.S. Postal Service, he built custom furniture until illness forced him to quit. Steven also volunteered and enjoyed gardening and loved the outdoors.
Steven married Marilyn Brow May 1, 1965, in Fair Haven.
He is survived by his wife Marilyn of Middlebury; by his son Tim Bliss (Kim) of Derby, Vt.; by his brother Ld Bliss of Morrisville; by his grandchildren Nicholas, Tanner, Kansas, Tiara, Michael and Kyle; and by his great-granddaughter, Jasmine.
He was predeceased by his parents and by his son Thomas Bliss.
A Memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced.
A special thanks to Suzanne, Emily, Amanda, John and Amy Emerson, Andy Kirkaldy and Dr. Diana Barnard for their kind and loving care of Steve.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Addison County Home Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 785, Middlebury, VT 05753 or to the Alzheimer’s Association at National Processing Center, Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011 and please place a note to use for Vermont Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association and that it is a memorial donation.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home.
Online condolences at sandersonfuneralservice.com. ◊

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