Robert E. Blass

Robert E. Blass, 64, of Andover and formerly of East Hartford, Marlborough & Manchester passed away on Saturday February 16, 2019 at Hartford Hospital with his beloved children by his side. He was born in Hartford on February 26, 1954, the son of the late Carl E. Blass and Klara (Enders) Blass. Bobby grew up in East Hartford, graduating from E.H.H.S. in 1972. He was part of their state championship baseball team, co-captain of the basketball team and in subsequent years was very active in local softball and basketball leagues. Bob also attended UCONN. He was a local business owner who loved fishing, the NY Yankees, UCONN men’s basketball, the Green Bay Packers, Classic Rock and most of all spending time with his family. He was a devoted and loving father to Jennifer and Brian Blass, brother & brother-in-law to Linda & Merrill Myers, Pamela Blass & Monica & Todd Lessard. He also leaves to mourn his loss his nieces Kristin Grote Hayes (Matthew) and Courtney Lessard and nephew Jeffrey Grote (Tracey), as well as great-nieces Taylor Hayes, Emily & Samantha Grote, great-nephews Benjamin & Griffin Hayes, cousins in Germany Werner & Jutta Enders & Martina Heller, his former wife Diane Blass and many life-long friends. Bob was the best brother, father, son & uncle any of us had-always thinking of the rest of us instead of himself; a loving, generous and thoughtful person to the end. His family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Hartford Hospital, the Liver Transplant team, including Gina, Andrew and all the staff on CB3, Sonia on CB5 and Bob, Laura & Maddie in the ICU (truly 4 Angels). Friends may call at the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 West Center Street Manchester from 4-7 p.m. on Friday February 22nd. There will be a brief memorial service at 6:45. Funeral will be private, In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory may be made to Dog Star Rescue 12 Tobey Rd. Bloomfield, CT 06002 or the Manchester Land Conservation Trust 20 Hartford Rd. Manchester, CT 06040. For online condolences, please visit