Blocher

Sydney "Syd" Allen Blocher

August 8, 1933 - May 4, 2022

Sydney “Syd” Allen Blocher, age 88, of Prosper, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.  He was born August 8, 1933, in Thompsonville, Michigan, to Geraldine (Mallison) and Samuel Harrison Blocher.  Syd grew up on the family farm in Michigan then joined the Navy in 1951 immediately after graduating high school.  He served honorably aboard aircraft carriers during the Korean War and completed his service in 1960.  He met his future wife, Dolores Cordova, while stationed at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, NM and following their courtship, married in February 1958.  They made their home in Albuquerque, New Mexico where Syd worked for government contractor EG&G in a variety of leadership roles, ultimately retiring in 1992.  Syd loved gardening, tinkering and and fine wood working.  He completed many furniture projects (of which many pieces still remain in his family’s various homes) and also oversaw the design and construction of their dream house in the mountains of New Mexico.  Syd was also a loving and doting grandfather.  He never missed an opportunity to tell stories of his grandchildren’s accomplishments, even though many of those tales had some slight embellishments!  In early 2020 Syd and Dolores relocated to Prosper, Texas to be near their family, where he made quick friendships with new neighbors and would often be seen swapping stories and telling jokes.  Syd lived a full and joyous life and often said he had no regrets!  He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.

Syd is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Dolores Blocher; his son, Sydney Blocher Jr. and his wife, Wendy; his daughter, Stephanie Haworth and her husband, Sherman; his treasured grandchildren, Noah Blocher and Madelynn Blocher.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Geraldine and Samuel Blocher, and his sister, Sharon Russ.

The funeral service will be held at Berkshire Chapel, 9073 Berkshire Drive, Frisco, Texas, on Monday, May 16, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.  Interment will be at DFW National Cemetery on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at 10:15 a.m.

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On behalf of my mom, Mildred Harreden, we want to offer our deepest condolences. As a neighbor to Syd, my mom is very saddened to learn of his passing. I also had a few chances to interact with Syd, and enjoyed each conversation very much. He was always very cheerful, happy, and a pleasant to talk to each time that we saw them. Rest In Peace to a truly great person. Condolences,
Millie Harreden & James Havens, May 16, 2022 My dearest brother-in-law. You taught me so much but especially how to survive on my own. We didn't always see eye to eye on politics & taxes, but I know you loved me as much as I loved you. I will miss you dearly. Rest in peace!
Veronica Hernandez , May 12, 2022 Our love and prayers surround you and at this difficult moment. We are truly blessed our many happy memories of Sydney Blocher, Sr. and his wonderful family. May he rest in peace and rise in glory. Stephen & Kari Gauster, May 6, 2022 We were so very sorry to hear the news. Thinking of you all and reliving some wonderful memories of Syd Sr’s funny stories and infectious laugh!
Eric and Renata Gauster, May 6, 2022 RIP, sir!! Kevn McGee, May 6, 2022 Dear Syd—your presence is no longer with us, but you live on in the many happy memories we have of our years of friendship in Albuquerque. And so it will be for the many others who called you friend, Dad, Grandpa, husband. Rest in Peace. Wil & Norma Gauster, May 6, 2022