Walter J. "Pat" Blaize Jr.
Tue, 2014/02/25 - 4:00am News Staff
Walter J. "Pat" Blaize Jr. entered the gates of Heaven on February 15, 2014 surrounded by his family. Son of the late Walter J. Blaize Sr. and Alma Ban Blaize. Pat was 87 years old and is survived by Joyce Ansardi Blaize, his wife of 62 years. He is the brother-in-law of Ed Ansardi; loving father to daughters Pamela Dickinson (Bryan), Patti Buras (B.B.), Ann Ollendike (Bill) and son, Walter J. (P.J.) Blaize III. Grandfather of: Jacob and Patrick Dickinson, Elizabeth Audibert, Brett Buras, Tiffany Baggot, Jacques and Andrea Blaize, Juliana and Blaize Lednicky. He is also survived by seven great- randchildren. Pat graduated from Buras High School and attended L.S.U. before enlisting in the Navy. He served as a petty officer in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II and the Korean War. He was a life long resident of Plaquemines Parish, serving the Buras community for 50 years through his businesses, as owner of "Blaize's Hardware" and Blaize's River Launch. He resided in Abita Springs for the past eight years, following Hurricane Katrina. Pat served on the Plaquemines Parish School Board for 14 years, six terms as President and was responsible for many of the improvements that are in effect today. He was a member of the Plaquemines Parish Lions Club, Plaquemines South Rotary Club, a 57-year veteran of American Legion Post 193, charter member of Fr. Douay Council 4033 nights of Columbus, Life member 3rd and 4th degree Knight, member of the Buras Volunteer Fire Department and various other social and civic organizations. Friends and family attended the visitation, followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Belle Chase on Saturday February 22, 2014. Interment followed in Our Lady of Good Harbor Cemetery, Buras, LA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pat's memory to Basket of Hope, P.O. Box 4173, Covington, LA 70434 (www.basketofhope.org). Please specify Louisiana branch or Mass intentions. To view and sign the online guest book, please visit www.mothefunerals.com.