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Eileen Ethel Blovat

January 11, 2019
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Mrs. Eileen E. Blovat of 115 Brand Street Ilion, and a resident of Folts Brook Nursing Center in Herkimer, since April 2014, died there peacefully on Friday January 11, 2019.


Eileen was born in Utica, the daughter of Leamon and G. Ethel (Bunce) Steele and was a graduate of Mohawk High School. Class of 1948.


She was united in marriage to Harold C. Blovat on October 22, 1955 in the Methodist Church in Little Falls, by Rev. Robert U. Holmes, pastor.


Eileen was employed at first by the Utica Observer Dispatch in the Ilion office from 1949-1958, in the classified advertising and distribution office in which she was in charge of. While raising her family she took a leave of absence from work until 1979 when she was the secretary for the Ilion Methodist Church. She retired from there in 1999.


She and her husband Harold, traveled extensively and enjoyed dinning out. There travels included Ireland, walking on the Great Wall of China, the Tulip fields of the Netherlands, climbing the Eiffel Tower, a gondola ride in Grans Canal in Venice, being startled by the “Snake Charmer” in Marrakech, Morocco, shopping in the “Stanley Market” in Hong Kong and swimming in the waters of Waikiki.


Eileen was a great cook and baker and enjoyed her home and she loved her Church and the many friends there and throughout the area. She was a member of the Reformed Church of Mohawk. She especially loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and considered her granddaughters as her own “Special Daughters” and her sons were her “Blessings”.


She is survived by her devoted husband Harold, who never missed a day while she was at the nursing home, her sons Chester Blovat and William “Bill” Blovat both of Ilion, her grandchildren Trisha and her husband Jon Boucher of Ilion, Chelsea Blovat of Ilion, Sarah and her husband Jason Zawatski of Pittsford, NY, Elizabeth, Seth and Jacob Blovat all of Ilion, her great grandchildren Carsen and Brice Boucher of Ilion, Emma Zawatski of Pittsford and Charlie Lawrence of Mohawk, a sister and her husband Jane A. and David Urtz of Mohawk, her in laws Fred Blovat of Moreno Valley, CA., David and Evelyn Blovat of Saddle River, NJ, several Nieces, Nephews and many cousins and friends. She was predeceased by sisters and brother in laws Doris and James Windecker, and Lois and Carl Treen, her father and mother in law Chester and Bernice(Mikus) Blovat, and Stanley Mikus, along with a sister in law June Blovat and Ernest and Jeanne Sutkowski.


Funeral services will be held Tuesday January 15, 2019 at Noon, at the Reformed Church 20 South Otsego Street Mohawk, with Rev. Brian Engle, officiating. Burial will be in the Spring in the North Columbia Cemetery. Calling hours are on Monday January 14th from 4-7 PM at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family funeral home 102 West Street Ilion, New York.  Harold and his family will also receive friends from 11AM until the time of the services at the Church.


Eileen’s husband Harold and family, truly appreciate the care given to her during her residency at Folts Home, especially to the staff on the third floor, you are appreciated and Thank You so much.


Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the Mohawk Reformed Church 20 S. Otsego Street Mohawk, NY.


A message of sympathy or a remembrance of Eileen may be sent to the family at


Her funeral arrangements are entrusted to Brian A. Roberts, Funeral Director.




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