Mr. Russell Gordon Blauser, Jr.

  • Born: September 28, 1923
  • Died: June 15, 2019
  • Location: Topsfield, Massachusetts

Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home

Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home
167 Maple Street, Danvers, MA 01923
Tel. (978) 774-6600

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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TOPSFIELD - On Saturday, June 15th, 2019, Russell Gordon Blauser, Jr., devoted husband, father, Gramp, and G.G.Pa passed away at the age of 95.

Russell was born on September 28, 1923 in Roseville, Mich. to Russell and Florence Blauser. His mother was a school principal and started his education early when she enrolled him in kindergarten at the age of three. Growing up during the Great Depression, Russell helped to support his family during his adolescent years by working as a golf caddy on the weekends.

After completing high school, and roughly six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Russell left his job at Bohn Aluminum and Brass Corporation and enlisted in the United States Navy. He spent the majority of his time serving his country on the LSM-398, a part of the Amphibious Fleet of the Atlantic. During his time in the service, Russell and Alice were wed on November 28, 1946. He and Alice started their family in Roseville, Mich. and after his discharge from the Navy, Russell started his career at Sylvania.

Russell and Alice moved their family to Topsfield in 1968 and he fell in love with the community. He was a devoted member of the Topsfield Congregational Church community and the Topsfield Historical Society.

Russell was preceded in death by his wife, Alice, and his son, Jeffrey Blauser.

Russell is survived by his two daughters, Janis Smallman of Newburyport and Cindy Mohr of Dunedin, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Heather Parasco and Jason Mohr of Dunedin, Fla., Betsy Gadbois of Danvers, Kyle Smallman of Nottingham, N.H., Lt. Col. Michael Blauser (USAF) of Las Vegas, Nev.; Melissa White of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Christy Morley of Topsfield. Additionally, he is survived by fourteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of Russell's life which will be held in The Congregational Church of Topsfield, East Common St., Topsfield on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 11 A.M. Assisting the family with the arrangements is the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (rte 62) Danvers. In lieu of flowers, kindly send donations to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

Love and hugs.

Posted by Mary Beth Lipinski Furchak - Roseville, MI - Friend   November 24, 2019

Please accept my heartfelt sympathy at such a difficult time as this. Love ❤ And prayers .
Alice, Justin and Jason Tierney and families

Posted by Alice Tierney - Middleton, MA - Family Friend   July 06, 2019

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by A. H" - NC   June 30, 2019

Russ and my late husband Don Powers were long time friends through GTE Sylvania. Don and I shared many good times with Russ and Alice through the years, including our annual Fourth of July get together. My thoughts are with your family - please accept my condolences.

Posted by Roz Powers - Salem, MA   June 29, 2019

So sorry for your loss. May God's peace and mercy sustain everyone during this difficult time of grief.
Jeremiah 29:11

Posted by A friend   June 27, 2019

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