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BLONSHINE, Richard Jan 9, 1938 – Jan 4, 2019

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. [mdash] Richard R. Blonshine, 80, of Zephyrhills, Florida, died Jan. 4, 2019. He was born Jan. 9, 1938.
He was the son of Frances (Harrigan) Blonshine, who preceded him in death.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Diane (Potrafka) Blonshine; children, Dawn, Don and Doug; eight grandchildren, Pat, Brandi, Brittany, Any, Abby, Brent, Peter and Bailey; five great-grandchildren, Zeke, Brynn, KK, Gabby and Cecily; and four brothers, Bob, Mike, Deny and Jack.
He retired from General Motors after 31 years. He was a Grand Blanc firefighter for 10 years. Diane and Richard hosted an RV Park for 13 years in Zephyrhills, Florida.
Richard was active in Marriage Encounter, enjoyed woodworking and loved baking bread.
Richard requested no service be held in Florida or Michigan. He was cremated with burial at Florida National Cemetery for Veterans in Bushnell, Florida.

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