Garry Griswold Blunt, 84, of Rockville, MD passed away peacefully November 19, 2022.
Garry was born October 30, 1938 in Minneapolis, MN to the late Dr. Freeman Lee and Ruth Godley Blunt. He was born on his father's birthday. The son of a dentist, Garry (and his three sisters) grew up in Albert Lea, MN. From a young age he loved the outdoors and especially enjoyed hunting and fishing on the lake in Outing, MN. He was a proud Eagle Scout who received his Life Scout award as a young man. Garry was an excellent athlete. He was on the varsity wrestling team in high school, taught tennis lessons in the Navy, and enjoyed water-skiing, snow-skiing, and golf.
Garry attended Macalester College where he received a bachelor's degree in History. He moved to Bethesda, MD after college for work and met his first wife, Susan Coleman, on a blind date. They married in 1968 and had two children: Byron (in 1970) and Ginger (in 1973). In the early 70's Garry started his own State Farm Insurance agency by going door-to-door soliciting new clients throughout the city of Washington, D.C. He was a proud State Farm Agent in SW, Washington, D.C. for over 40 years until he retired at the age of 81. Garry was a member of Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church where he enjoyed Sunday services and fellowship. He was a birder, lover of old school country music and Häagen-Dazs ice cream. He knew how to pitch a tent and make a mean fire. He was a devoted son, brother, uncle, father and Pop-Pop.
In addition to his parents, Garry was preceded in death by his sister Julianna (Robert P.) Pettengill of Lake Forest, California. He is survived by his sisters Margaret Lee Blunt of Larkspur, California and Mary Ellen (William) Buck of Portland, Oregon; his children Byron Russell (Tiffany) Blunt of Rockville, Maryland and Ginger Blunt (Michael) Slaughter of Olney, Maryland; five grandchildren Erin Slaughter, Leeloo Blunt, Christine Slaughter, Riley Blunt, and Hooper Blunt; and eleven nieces and nephews.
We will remember Garry’s positive attitude in all he encountered, warm smile, and gentle acts of kindness. His final resting place will be alongside his parents at their family plot in Minnesota. The family plans to have a celebration of his life in early 2023.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Garry's honor to the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org to support their mission where one day there will be a world without Alzheimer's.