Welcome to the memorial page for

Paul D. Blystone

November 27, 1929 ~ September 26, 2017 (age 87)


Cadillac - Paul D. Blystone, age 87 of Cadillac passed away on September 26, 2017 at Samaritas Senior Living surrounded by family. A devoted husband and loving father, he touched the lives of many with his unselfish ways and incredible loyalty to his family.   He was an amazing teacher of life and always set an example for all his kids, nieces, nephews and grandkids.  

Paul was born on November 27, 1929 to Paul and Anna Blystone in Apollo, Pennsylvania.  He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Joan (Cadwell) Blystone and his two siblings Donald Blystone of Rock Creek, OH and Thelma (Don) Bertonaschi of Dexter, MI as well as his 4 children, Rebecca (Gregg) Bugala, Kimberly White, Mark (Michele) Blystone and Nancy (Vic Sivitilli) Blystone.  He adored his 6 grandchildren, Samuel, Adam, Elise, Cody, Kyle and Brooke as well as his many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years Annabel Blystone.  

He was a graduate of GMI in 1952, and obtained a master’s degree at MSU in 1971.  He enjoyed a long and successful career at General Motors working from age 17 to age 57 when he retired as a young man.  He had an amazing retirement life, living life to the fullest, traveling, hunting and fishing, spending time with his kids, rocking the grand babies and enjoying watching them grow up.  Paul had the heart of a servant; his life exemplified his Christian faith.  He taught Sunday School for 35 years, served as an Elder and Deacon in the Presbyterian Church, as a Board member of the Salvation Army and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and Stephen Ministry.  His kind spirit touched all who knew him, even his caretakers in his final days.

Visitation will be on Friday, September 29, 2017 at Hitesman- Holdship Funeral Home in Cadillac, MI from 6pm until 8pm.  Funeral services will take place at the First Presbyterian Church of Cadillac, on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11am followed by a luncheon also at the church.  Burial will be October 3, 2017 at Greenwood Memorial Park, 3820 Greenwood Road, Lower Burrel, PA.  

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to:  “Never Down for the Count” Youth Center in Cadillac, MI.

The family is being served by the Hitesman-Holdship Funeral Home.  

 Service Information

September 29, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hitesman-Holdship Funeral Home
620 North Mitchell Street
Cadillac, MI 49601

Funeral Service
September 30, 2017

11:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church of Cadillac
221 E. Harris St
Cadillac, MI 49601

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