Obituaries: July 21

A list of recent deaths.

Arthur L.J. Blaney

Arthur L.J. Blaney died at Naples Community Hospital on July 6, 2006. Blaney was born in Baldwin, Long Island, N.Y. He graduated from Bishop Loughlin High School, Brooklyn, N.Y., and from Hofstra University (1953). At Hofstra, Blaney was a member of the track team and specialized in javelin events.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 through 1955, with his final station of assignment being the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Blaney was predeceased by the love of his life, his wife of 51 years, Bruna Blaney nee Zagni. She died on April 26, 2006. They were married on June 5, 1955, in Queens, N.Y.

Blaney is survived by three nephews, James, Kevin and Brian, and one niece, Christine; also, his two sisters-in-law, Sylvia (Peter) Lassner, New York, N.Y., and Jacqueline (Jerry) Riso, Scarsdale, N.Y.

Blaney started his working career with the accounting firm of Price-Waterhouse and retired from Long Island Power. He and his wife retired to Marco Island, where he was able to pursue his love of boating. He was a member of the Marco Bay Yacht Club and the Marco Island Yacht Club. He volunteered as an usher for the San Marco Catholic Church and served as treasuruer of the Marco Island Taxpayers Association.

A memorial service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on July 28 at San Marco Catholic Church, followed immediately by the interment of his ashes in the San Marco Memorial Garden.

Those desiring are asked to remember Blaney with a memorial contribution to San Marco Catholic Church, 851 San Marco Road, Marco Island, Fla., 34145.

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