Frederick A. “Red” Blohm

June 12, 1933 - October 14, 2014
Frederick A. “Red” Blohm


Frederick A. “Red” Blohm, age 81, of Wilmington passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2014.

He was born June 12, 1933 in Dumont, New Jersey. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and beloved wife of 60 years, Maria E. “Betty” Blohm. Also surviving are three children, Timothy Blohm and wife LuAnne of Sussex, NJ, Eileen Kaynan and husband Alan of Wilmington, NC and Eric Blohm of Virginia Beach, VA; and three grandchildren, Lisa Blohm of Parsippany, NJ, Kristin Kaynan of Wilmington, NC and Adam Kaynan and wife Barbara of New York , NY.

Red was a veteran who proudly served his country in the US Air Force. He worked in the corrugated box and printing die industry in Northern New Jersey for 40 years. Red was also a musician who led his own band, playing in Northern NJ and NY for many years. He loved entertaining people by playing his guitar and regaling audiences with joke and stories. When he and Betty moved to Wilmington in 1998 he began a solo career playing at local nursing homes providing pleasant memories of older music for residents. His interests included crossword puzzles, wood crafts and the New York Yankees. His presence will be missed by family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • October 19, 2014
    Guevara says:
    OH MY GOODNESS.. dont tell me thats the guy who used to play with NEENA PARETTA>.. NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • October 22, 2014
    Dale Shew says:
    Betty, At Curves today Sherry told me of your husband's death. I am so sorry to hear this sad news. He sounds like such a wonderful person. I will hold you in my thoughts during this sad time, and hope the happy memories of your life together sustains you and brings you comfort. Peace be with you, Dale Shew

  • October 17, 2014
    Clara Hodges says:
    Dear Betty and family, Fred was not only a great musician but a true friend especially to my late husband Bob. In the late stage of my husbands illness, Fred came each week and played guitars with him. Music is a universal language which they both understood even without words. God bless you all.

  • October 18, 2014
    jean chasmer says:
    So very sorry to read about Red's passing. Remember when I first saw that you had decided to come live down here in NC. I would guess it was a good decision and bet the people who listened to him sing and play will remember him fondly. God Bless you and your family!

  • October 18, 2014
    Jim & Gail Mullins says:
    Betty, You know how much we love Fred (and You)... The world has lost a sweet, loving, talented man and our family has lost a wonderful friend. He has left us with many many laughs. Smiles come to our faces when we think of him.... We are honored to have known him... Love Jim, Gail and Kevin