The Heart of the Eastside, Tony Blauvelt, passed away suddenly Sunday, January 6, 2019.
Tony retired from his Edward Jones Financial Advisor position several years ago, leaving the company in the excellent hands of his nephew Charlie Blauvelt.
In his retirement, he traveled and became more involved in the various service organizations here on the Eastside: Handley Meadowbrook Lions Club, East Fort Worth Business Association, Breakfast Optimists Club, Sunshine Rotary Club, and his beloved church, Fielder Road Baptist Church.
Tony, a past-president and active board member, was "THE MAN" at the Handley-Meadowbrook Lions Club for getting the largest number of disabled children to attend the week-long Lion's Camp in Kerrville, Texas. His efforts have made the HM Lions Club number One in the state for children sponsored, no small feat in a state this size.
Tony was very active in the East Fort Worth Business Association. He was a Past-President of the club, and at every meeting, he personally greeted every guest with his big smile and firm handshake, and newcomers were instantly friends.
Pastor Jerry Morris at Fielder Road Baptist Church said "Tony was a faithful servant, there every Sunday to welcome visitors and members, and he was always smiling." Tony was an active member of his Sunday School group and he started a breakfast club for men that met at the Rise&Shine at 6:30am the first Sunday of every month.
You look at this brief summary of his life, and you wonder, when did he sleep?
Tony was born on February 23, 1939 in San Saba, Texas to Bob and Jerry Blauvelt. Tony married Janelle Blauvelt on November 13, 1974. Tony was an original founding member of the Fielder Road Baptist Church of Arlington, along with his mother Jerry Blauvelt.
Tony graduated from University of Texas with a bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering. Tony also attended post graduate studies at M.I.T. He was preceded in death by his father, Bob Blauvelt, mother Jerry Blauvelt, and wife, Janelle Blauvelt. Those left to cherish his memories are his son, Mark Herreth, brothers Brad and Sandy Blauvelt, sisters in law, Vikki Blauvelt and Susie Blauvelt, nephews Charlie Blauvelt, and Rodney Blauvelt, nieces, Summer Blauvelt, Karen Blauvelt, Deanna Blauvelt, and Nauree Blauvelt, and many more family siblings.
Donations in lieu of flowers: Please send to the HE Lions Club Bus Fund
Visitation and Services
Funeral Services will be Monday, January 14 at 12:00 noon at Fielder Road Baptist Church, 2011 S Fielder Rd, Arlington
Internment: Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington, TX. Visitation: 2-5 PM Sunday January 13, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, TX.
Wade Family Funeral Home