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Harry Bleistein

Harry Emil Bleistein Jr.

Friday, May 19th, 1922 - Saturday, January 11th, 2020
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Obituary

On Saturday 12:45 AM, 11 January 2020 Harry Emil Bleistein Jr, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 97.

Harry B was born on 19 May 1922 to Harry Sr and Maria (Flor) Bleistein in Queens New York. He graduated from the Brooklyn Technical High School in 1941. He attended Pace University (Bachelor of Business Administration) and Rutgers University. In March 1944, Harry was drafted into the United States Army and served in World War II as a Vehicle Turret Mechanic. While in the service, he received the American Campaign medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign medal, the EAME Campaign medal, the Good Conduct medal, and the World War II Victory medal. Harry was honorably discharged from the Army just 5 days before his 24th birthday in 1946. He joined the US Government as a civil service employee and served approximately 36 years in various areas of accounting, retiring in June 1983.

Harry married Nancy Marie Seibold on 30 August 1952 and they had one child, daughter Susan. Nancy passed in 1992. Harry later remarried to Yvonne Ansick in September 2004.

Harry had a passion for a number of activities. He loved to bowl and play billiards. He enjoyed square dancing (how he met Yvonne). Being in munitions in the Army, he continued shooting through the years. But his ability to reason was his greatest asset. He was a quiet person but was very observant. He could sit down to a new card game and after a few hands of figuring out how it was played (Harry would say he was puzzling over it), he would quickly catch on to the strategy and was usually a winner of the game. We labeled him “World’s Best Card Player”.

Harry was preceded in death by his father Harry Sr, his mother Maria, his first wife Nancy and his step-daughter Georgeanna Ferry. He is survived by his current wife Yvonne (Burke VA), his daughter Susan (Springfield VA), and his step children and spouses Fred and Elaine Ansick (Clifton VA), Doug and Lori Ansick (Greensburg PA) and Chris and Sharon Ansick (Del Rio, Tx).

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, 15 January 2020 at the Baker-Post Funeral Home in Manassas. A church service will be held on Thursday, 16 January 2020 at Buckhall United Methodist Church in Manassas with a reception to follow at the church. A graveside ceremony will be held for family members at Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery in Middle Village, Queens, New York.

In lieu of flowers, Harry and the family requested donations be made to Buckhall United Methodist Church - 10251 Moore Dr, Old Town Manassas, VA 20111 or to Buckhall Volunteer Fire Department - 7190 Yates Ford Rd, Old Town Manassas, VA 20111

May he forever rest in peace.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Baker-Post Funeral Home & Cremation Center
    Address
    10001 Nokesville Road
    MANASSAS, VA 20110
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  • Service

    Thursday, January 16th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, January 16th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Buckhall United Methodist Church
    Address
    10251 Moore Drive
    Manassas, VA
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    Officiant
    Pastor Linda Monroe
  • Interment

    Location
    All Faiths Cemetery
    Address
    6729 Metropolitan Ave
    Middle Village, NY 11379
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Kimberly Davis

Posted at 09:53am
Yvonne, I'm so very sorry to learn of your loss. Harry and you were such a lovely couple, always helping each other out! I loved seeing you two dance at your wedding - and will always remember the conga line, and the tables of people of both dog lovers+dance lovers! You two together brought joy and light to so many. You are very much in Katherine's and my thoughts, and may his memory be a blessing. 🙏🦋
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Barbara Bowker

Posted at 01:09pm
I send my deepest sympathy to Yvonne and Susan. I am very saddened by the death of my first cousin, Harry Bleistein, Jr. but so glad that, after many years, we reconnected with a visit on Long Island and then several times in Manassas, when I came up from Georgia to visit my son and his family. Now I cherish my memories of him, a wonderful person. Love, Barbara

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mchig@comcast.net

Posted at 05:55pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have so many warm and fun memories of times spent with such dear friends. Always in our hearts. Marty and Hig
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