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Thomas E. "Pops" Bliznawicz

April 27, 1924 - May 24, 2020

Thomas E. “Pops” Bliznawicz, 96, of Hamilton, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Pops was a resident of Hamilton for most of his life, living in the Trenton/Hamilton area for the past 90 years. He was president of Rubber Workers at Pierce & Roberts Rubber Co. He worked for many years for National Beer Distributors and was their shop steward. He was a member of the Teamsters Local #134, until he bought the Bliz’s Tavern in 1990. Pops was on the board of the H.T.R.B.A in the sixties, and as the co/owner of the Bliz’s Tavern, sponsored many local softball teams, pool leagues, Trenton Dart Leagues and Volleyball Teams. In his spare time, he enjoyed day trips to the shore, Atlantic City, the Poconos and Dover Raceway.

Predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Mary (Czarnecki) Bliznawicz; his wife Charlotte (Marynowski) Bliznawicz; brothers, Anthony Bliznawicz and Daniel Bliznawicz; and a sister Kate Viskoki, he is survived by his sons and daughter-in-laws, Thomas A. and Alice Bliznawicz, and Timothy and Yolanda Bliznawicz; sisters-in-law, Jackie and Lena Bliznawicz; 3 grandchildren, Lauren Marie Papero and spouse Chris, Dawn and Pedro Nieves and Stacy and Leandro; 6 great grandchildren, Christopher, Alana, Ryan, Everly, Ethan, and Edward, as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

A visitation will be held on Friday, May 29, 2020 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Buklad-Merlino Yardville Memorial Home, 30 Yardville-Allentown Road, Yardville, NJ. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 10:30am at the Yardville Memorial home. Entombment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery Mausoleum, 1200 Cedar Lane, Hamilton.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions can be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516 Topeka, KS 66675. Download form at


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