Robert D. Blosser, age 97 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Thursday,
November 8, 2012 at the Capital Region Medical Center.
was born November 21, 1914 in Marvin, Mo. the son of John R. and Anna Powell
Daniels Blosser. He was married on May
22, 1948 in Jefferson City, Mo. to Marjorie C. Ferguson.
moved to Jefferson City, Mo. in 1930 and was a 1933 graduate of Jefferson City
served in the United States Army during World War II in North Africa, Sicily,
and Italy as a photographer in the Signal Corps and was awarded the Bronze
Star. His picture taken during the battle at Bari Harbor in Italy received
national recognition. Bob participated in the Honors Flight Program to
Washington, D.C. in 2009.
was employed with the Jefferson City News-Tribune for fifty-two years beginning
as a printers devil in 1932. He was
later a photographer, and retired as President in November, 1984. He also was employed as the
first general manager for KRCG television from 1954 until 1966.
was a member and elder emeritus of the First Christian Church; a member and
past president of the Missouri Press Association; a member and past president of
the Jefferson City High School Alumni Assn.; a member of the Jefferson City Area Chamber of
Commerce; a member of the American Legion, Roscoe Enloe Post 5; a member of the
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Roy Sone Post 1003; a member of the Lions Club; a
member of the Senior Nutrition Board; a past member of the United Way Board of
Directors; and a past member of the Jefferson City Country Club.
was named the Outstanding Alumnus of Jefferson City High School in 1985 and was
inducted into the Missouri Press Association Hall of Fame in 2008.
enjoyed fishing, hunting, and reading.
include: his wife of sixty-four years, Marge Blosser; two sons, John D. Blosser
and his wife Cindy of Jefferson City, Mo. and James R. Blosser and his wife
D’Arcy of Lincoln, Nebraska; one daughter, Martha J. Roberts and her husband
Mark of Blue Springs, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Sarah Blosser Blackwell and her
husband Matt, Joseph Daniels Blosser and his wife Allie, Rebecca Blosser Atkins
and her husband Bryce, Elizabeth Anna Blosser and her fiancé Mike Waller, Megan
Blosser Hobbs and her husband John, Andrew James Roberts, and Claire Elizabeth
Roberts; six great grandchildren, Andrew and Thomas Blackwell, Ember, Aubrey,
and Isaiah Atkins, and Seth Blosser; his niece Kathy Long and her husband Greg
and their son, Matthew of Wooster, Ohio.
was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Grace Jones in 1997.
will be at the First Christian Church from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 PM Monday,
November 12, 2012.
services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Monday, November 12, 2012 at the First
Christian Church with the Reverend Dr. Joseph Blosser and the Reverend Donald
Carter officiating. Graveside services
and interment with military honors will be conducted at Riverview Cemetery.
desiring may make memorial contributions to the First Christian Church Food
Pantry or the Jefferson City High School Foundation.
arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.