Lee A. Bliss, machinist mechanic

February 5, 2013

Mr. Lee A. Bliss, 90, of Millsboro, passed away at home Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, surrounded by his family.

Mr. Bliss was born in Troupsburg, N.Y., Oct. 7, 1922, to the late Glenn and Edith Cady Bliss. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two sons, Jeffrey Wayne Bliss and Gary L. Bliss; and siblings, Arbutus, Rebecca, George, Mahlon, Russell and Forest.

He was a veteran of the military, and served in the Army Air Corps, which later became the U.S. Air Force.

Mr. Bliss retired as a machine maintenance tech for Ingersoll Rand, Fassett, and Bendix after 28 years of service. He also worked for NCR locally. He was a machinist mechanic for many years. He restored and re-wired broken lamps for Dennys’ Electric. He was a workaholic and loved to work multiple jobs. He was devoted to his family. He could joke along with the best. He loved horses and knew a lot of horse jokes.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Wanda Bliss of Millsboro; seven children, Helen Taylor (Edward) of Bloxom, Va., Susan Herbst (Charles) of Bridgeville, Mary Eddy (Eddie) of Pine City, N.Y., Janice Calloway (Chris) of Laurel, Judy Cook (Brian) of Greenwood, David Bliss of Georgetown, and Laurie DeFrancisco of Millsboro; half brother, Dennis Bliss (Janice) Tioga, Pa. He is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, extended family and friends.

Services will be private.