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John B. Blottman, Jr., 92, of North Andover, died September 22, 2017, at Ashland Farm. He was born June 30, 1925, in New York City to the late John B. and Kathryn M. (Williams) Blottman.
John received a BSEE from the University of Illinois and also a MSEE from Northeastern University. He served as an officer with the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Navy Reserves. John was a technical engineer at General Electric and was also a research engineer at Tufts University. John was a member of the technical staff at RCA, a member of the technical and department staff and group leader at MITRE Corporation. He was a long term director and vice president of the North Cambridge Cooperative Bank. He was a Massachusetts licensed professional engineer and real estate broker. John volunteered at Austin Preparatory School and for the Boy Scouts of America. In his spare time he enjoyed time on Cape Cod and later his home in Florida.
John was the widow of Joan F. (Griffin) Blottman, who died in June of 2014. He was also predeceased by his sister, Sr. Rosemary Blottman.
John is survived by his sons, John B. Blottman III of North Andover and Peter F. Blottman of Melbourne, Fla.; a daughter, Joan Koesterherm and her husband, Peter of North Andover; his brother, Rev. William B. Blottman of Fall River; and sisters, Joan Kenton of Attleboro, Mass., Ruth Chippendale of Palo Alto, Calif., and Elizabeth McCormack of New Jersey; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third Street, North Andover, MA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at 10 a.m. in St. Michael’s Church, 196 Main Street, North Andover. Burial will follow in Ridgewood Cemetery, North Andover. For online condolences, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.
Published on  September 25, 2017
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