William Ewald Bloethe, 79, husband of Ruth H. (Barth) Bloethe since 1955, of Kensington passed away peacefully of natural causes on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at his home. Bill was born November 14, 1932 in Weehawken, New Jersey, was son to the late Wilhelm H. and Adele (Buchal) Bloethe and had lived in Bermen, Germany before settling in Connecticut in 1955. He was the owner/chef of the East Side Restaurant in New Britain for 41 years before retiring in 1999. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and spent his summers of retirement helping his son William at the Village Market on Fishers Island, NY, where he was known as the ‘Star Butcher’ at the deli. He loved boating, giant bowls of oatmeal and telling really old jokes. He will be remembered for his excellent cooking, long detailed stories, his meticulous yard work and his deep love for his family. In addition to his beloved wife, Ruth, of 57 years, whom he met at Niagara Falls, he is also survived and will be dearly missed by his son; William Bloethe and wife Marlin, of Fishers Island, NY, three daughters; Shirley Bloethe of Southington, Heleen Bloethe and husband Kevin Cox of Bozeman, MT, and Charleen Bloethe Abely and husband Brian of Middletown; his sister, Ursula Schaupp and husband Ulrich of Southington, his precious grandchildren; Hunter, Stacy and Crystal Mathena, Katie, Bill, and Ellie Bloethe, Kamlin, Kayleen, and Kanyon Cox, Sasha Abely and great granddaughter, Charlotte Ruth Bloethe; nieces Maureen and Joe Ryan their children Mattie & Bella and Sandy and Jeff Garrity and their children Landon and Kelsey. Bill was also predeceased by a grandson, Colter Joseph Abely.
A private service for family and close friends will be held Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 2 p.m. at New Britain Memorial Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Ave., New Britain. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Bill’s memory may be made to: Angel Ride/the Hole In The Wall Gang Fund, 555 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, CT 06511. For directions or to express an online message, please visit www.newbritainsagarino.com