A memorial mass for Daniel J. “Tucker” Blewitt, 60, Ft. Worth, TX will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 10, 2010 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence, KS. Private inurnment will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Lawrence. He died on Sunday, February 14, 2010 at the James L. West Center in Ft. Worth. He had brain cancer.
He was born on July 2, 1949 in Topeka, KS. He grew up in Lawrence and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1967. He attended two years at the Clark’s School of Business in Topeka.
Mr. Blewitt was a successful senior tax analyst for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway in Ft. Worth for 41 years.
He was a member of the Roman Catholic Church.
Survivors include: a brother, Tim Ryan, of Sandy, UT, two sisters, Teri Oberzan Hatfield, Lawrence, KS, Toasti Racy, of Abilene, KS and eleven nieces and nephews (Michael Racy, Raelyn Whitehair, Brett Oberzan, Kelly Jones, Kim Funston, Todd Oberzan, Kip Racy, Meghan Oberzan, Shea Ryan, and Alli Ryan). He was preceded in death by his parents and a niece, Matilyn Ryan.
The family suggests memorials in his name to the Community Hospice of Texas and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
Teri, This is such devastating news. I am so very sorry. Although I haven’t seen Dan for several years, the picture is wonderful. Such a warm, open smile that reminds me so much of the Dan I knew at LHS.
My heatfelt sympathy goes out to you and all your family. I have lost a sister, and it leaves a huge hole in the family. Draw near to one another, draw near to God and He will draw near to you.
Love, Barb Wasson
So sorry about the passing of your brother. He is in God’s arms now and feeling much better.
God bless you and your family,
Teri, Toasti and Tip:
We are so very sorry for the loss of your dear brother and uncle. We have known him for many years and enjoyed his kindness and warm personality. He enriched the lives of those who knew him, and we are blessed to be one of those.
Friendship and love always,
I got to know Dan these last 18 months at BNSF. Dan was one of a kind! An incredible person! A humble man that would put a smile on anyone’s face. Very smart, talented, and so respectful. So thankful for what I did for him, which wasn’t much. We had some great conversations every time we saw each other. He had a heart of gold to go with a great, quiet, personality. In speaking to his coworkers, and the people I know he came in contact with, Dan will always be missed and remembered as, truly, a great human being.
From your Gentleness
To your Respectfulness
From your Kindness
To your Brightness
From your Smile
To your Style
From your memory that will never seize
To your face that will always be missed
To God’s hands you now ascend
My very good friend