Etta Miller Blonsick

May 16, 1933 - April 15th, 2024

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Etta Miller Blonsick, of Palm Coast, passed away April 15th at 90 years of age following a brief illness. 

Born Etta Francis Miller in Amelia, Virginia, she was raised on their Depression era tobacco farm on Miller Hill with her eight siblings. She lived variously in Virginia, Florida, Ohio, Peru, Washington state as well as Miami and Palm Coast. She was a two-time cancer survivor and donated regularly to the American Cancer Society. A retired Administrative Secretary for Miami-Dade County Schools, PTA President of Coral Reef Elementary School, she enjoyed membership in the Palm Coast Orchid Society, Red Hat Society and the Palm Coast Garden Club. She was very active in VFW Post 8696 Women’s Auxiliary.  Etta loved her outings with her friends in the “Lunch Bunch.” 

Etta was married 55 years to her late husband, Captain Jack Blonsick, USMC/USN, Eastern Airlines. Etta is survived by daughter Barbara Hersh and her husband Paul McKune; daughter Donna Kuhl and her husband Gary; son Capt. John Blonsick and his wife Sonia; her grandsons Greg and Stephen Hersh and Jonathan Kuhl; granddaughters Ashley Blonsick and Nicole Stearns. She had five great grandchildren, Calvin, Russell, Jackson and Eliza Hersh and Jackson Stearns. 

A memorial service will be held at the VFW Post 8696, 47 Old Kings Rd N, Palm Coast, FL, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 10, 2024. Etta will be interred at the Cape Canaveral Military Cemetery in a private ceremony.


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