James H. (Jim) Blundell Jr. passed away on Feb. 7 at the age of 89 after living a full life dedicated to service.
Blundell served in the U.S. Navy in active duty (World War II and the Korean War) and in the Naval Reserve. He was a volunteer firefighter for more than 30 years with the Key Peninsula Fire Department. He tutored reading at Vaughn Elementary School, helped out with events for the Key Peninsula Senior Society, and was a board member for the Key Peninsula Sportsmen’s Club.
In 1998 Blundell was recognized by The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program for exemplary service to the people of Pierce County. In 2015, he was recognized by the John Paul Jones Masonic Lodge for 65 years of continuous service.
Blundell is survived by his daughters Leeann Curtis and Gail Blundell; two granddaughters – Jessica Baker and Tracy Jones, two great-grandchildren Curtis Baker and Niki Baker.
There will be no memorial services. Anyone wishing to honor Jim’s memory can make a donation to the Key Peninsula Volunteer Firefighters Association.