March 9, 2014

Hillard E. Blow

PLATTSBURGH — Mr. Hillard E. Blow, 87, of Dale Avenue, Plattsburgh, N.Y., died Friday, March 7, 2014, at home with his family by his side under the care of Hospice of the North Country.

He was born in Altona, N.Y. on July 13, 1926, the son Edward and Lena (Olena) Blow.

Hillard married Doris Brunelle on Dec. 30, 1950, at Sacred Heart Church. He worked at Imperial Papermill for many years, but also operated his own burner service business until his retirement, providing for his family. Hillard was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #7273. He enjoyed spending time outdoors with his grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents; and his sisters, Corrine Blow and Rhea Gnass; and his brother, Lloyd Blow. Hillard is survived by his wife of 63 years, Doris (Brunelle) Blow of Plattsburgh; his sons, Steven and his wife Mary of Lowville, Gregory and his companion Betty Burl of Plattsburgh; his daughters, Susan Larche and her husband John of Beekmantown, and Marsha Messier and her husband Thomas of Colchester, Vt.; a sister, Joanne Green and her husband Henry of Plattsburgh; a brother, Oswald and his wife Dolores of Balston Spa; his grandchildren, Heather, Greg Jr., Travis, Andrew, Edward, Kristi, Tonya, Gabrielle; his great-grandchildren; Gavin, Hailey, Emily, Austin, Jayden, Hailey, Isabella, and Benjamin; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday, March 10, at the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh. A service will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 11, in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be at a later date in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Friends wishing may make donations to Hospice of the North Country. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901 (518) 561-3980. Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at

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