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John Blaszczak

Class of 1976

Posted on: 6/9/2010 6:22:42 PM

John J. Blaszczak, DDS, 51, died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 15, 2010. John was born in Schenectady, New York on April 24, 1958 to Patricia and Ted Blaszczak, now of Winter Springs, Florida. He graduated from Gateway Senior High School in Monroeville, Pennsylvania in 1976; earned a BS in Biology at The University of Pittsburgh in 1980; and graduated near the top of his class at Case Western Reserve University's School of Dentistry in 1984. Dr. Blaszczak moved to Virginia Beach in 1984 and interned at Saint Francis De Paul Hospital that year. He began practicing dentistry at his Holland Road office in 1985, and operated this location until his untimely passing. John earned a Fellowship in the International Congress of Implantologists. In Virginia Beach, John learned to sailboard and competitively cycled. He rode with the Tri-Power Cycling Club, most recently setting records in endurance off-road bicycling events and earning and a US age-group award in 2008. John enjoyed sport and nature photography, and while riding with his team spent time taking pictures of other riders and publishing stories about regional events. John's accomplishments were outshined only by his devotion to the care of his patients. Dr. Blaszczak is survived by his parents; his sister, Deborah; his brother, Michael; his sister-in-law, Elizabeth; and his dearest friend, Barbara McKee of Newport News, VA. A memorial service will be held at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel, 1264 Great Neck Rd., N, Virginia Beach, VA 23454 at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, 2010. Family visitation will begin one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers please, send donations to the Virginia Beach S.P.C.A, 3040 Holland Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23453. Condolences may be offered to the family at
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