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Burton Blow

June 13, 1931 - May 4, 2020


Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

May 4, 2020



Birth Date:

June 13, 1931

Birth Place:

Ulster, Pennsylvania

Service Information:



Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania

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Burton Blow

Burton B. Blow, 88, of Waverly went to meet his Lord and Savior on Monday, May 4, 2020 at Elderwood at Waverly.

He was predeceased by his parents, Percy and Elizabeth Rosengrant Blow; his son, Timothy Blow; his great grandson, Brock; siblings, Henry, Floyd, Arthur, Frank, Lois, Robert, Earl and Roy.

Burt is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Fairburn Davis Blow of Waverly; children, Steven (Phyllis) Blow of Albany, Randy Blow of MS, Daniel (Teresa) Blow of Waverly; Laura (Kelvin) Rice of Waverly, Suzanne Blow of FL, David (Tara) Blow of Millport and Joshua Blow of Waverly; brother, David Blow of SC; sister, Janey Douglas of Gillett, PA; brother-in-law, Benjamin (Priscilla) Davis of Athens; grandchildren, Jessica, Adrian, Stacy, Matthew, Shianne, Joni, Megan, Samuel, James, Ashley, Zachary, Miranda, Tyler and Jillian; seventeen great grandchildren; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Burt was born in Ulster Pennsylvania in June of 1931.  He went on to serve in the US Army and was a member of the local VFW.  He retired from Thatcher Glass after 44 years of employment.  Burt and Fairburn went on to raise their family on the farm, raising beef cows, dairy cows, horses and his garden.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.  He was a member of the Christian Life Church and a Volunteer of the Prison Fellowship for many years.

The family would like to say “Thank You” to the staff at Elderwood.

A memorial service to honor Burt’s life will be held at a later date.  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Burton’s family you may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From: Tammy Casselbury/Ludwig
Sending love n prayers to you all so sorry for ur loss.Burt was a great neighbor

From: Lisa Warner Vanderhoof
So Sorry to hear of Burts passing. I have fond memories of him from Christian Life Church.

From: Fern Burbage
He's at peace with our Lord, you are all in my prayers,  may God give you comfort through this time of loss.

From: Sue Briggs
What a wonderful man and resident Burton was!  Always cheerful, friendly, engaging.  So sorry for your great loss.
I am a housekeeper who has worked for many years on The "Seasons Memory Care" unit at Elderwood.

From: Kathy Harris
How do we begin to express our emotion on a person who was a part of our lives.
 Only thing I can think of is he got there before me. Will see him again with my family members...oh what joy that will be.
A Good man. Our loss and heaven's gain.

From: Elaine Tappan
I’m so sorry for your loss. Burt was a great man of God. He always wore a smile and always willing to help . I have fond memories of the farm and all of his children . We shared good times together! He will be missed but we will see him again. May God’s peace be with you and comfort you , sending love and prayers to your families.

From: Steve Crosby
I will always be thankful for the kindness and Christ-likeness Burt showed toward me and my family in the years we were together at CLC. I pray the comfort of God would be upon the family as they mourn his loss and celebrate a life well-lived.
Steve Crosby
Wylie, TX

From: Kim Davis Gildersleeve
Our loss is heaven’s gain.  Sending hugs and prayers for God’s comfort at this time.

From: Vicki Lockmiller
May God's peace help you in your sorrow.

From: Dave Bauman
Dave and family- While saddened for your loss, I must say that it is so refreshing to read an obit that reads of an individual’s FAITH in CHRIST, LOVE for their FAMILY and speaks great volumes of this MAN of GOD. May God bless you and give you HIS comfort , strength and peace in these times
What a day that will be when my Je-sus I shall see,
And I look up-on His face the One who saved me by His grace.
When He takes me by the hand and leads me thro' the Prom-ised Land;
What a day, glo-ri-ous day that will be!
God Bless,

From: Joe Kane
I am so sorry to hear of Burt's passing.  He was a great neighbor and I always enjoyed visiting with him whenever I would see him walking along Weaver Road.  My condolences to his entire family.
Joe Kane

From: Scott Campbell
My Deepest sympathies and condolences are extended to the entire Blow / Davis family at this difficult time.
I did not know Burton well, but his children( those that I know/knew), and extended family members (my brother and sister in law) spoke often of the testament he was to his family through his actions.
I am sure Tim was there with open arms to welcome him home and keep him company until that day you all will be reunited with him again.

From: Roni Wiles and Jamie Wilkinson
So sorry to hear of Burt's passing Fairburn. We have many good memories from Christian Life and the wonderful home picnics that we shared! Burt taught me never to place anything on top of my bible! To this day, I do not! We all know where Burt is, and that we shall meet again! Praise the Lord! Jamie and Roni

From: Joyce Youker
May God be with all the family during this difficult time.

From: John and Elaine DePumpo
Mr. Blow was a great neighbor. Always a wave and a hello when we passed him on the road. So sorry for your loss, our condolences to the family.  John and Elaine

From:Bonnie Bailey Every
Prayers for family .

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