Harry M. Bliss, 97 passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Born in Ballston Spa, he was a life-long resident and son of the late William C. and Edna Irene (Booth) Bliss.
Harry was a US Army veteran, serving during World War II. He worked for the General Electric Company as a lathe operator for 39 years. He enjoyed being involved with 4-H, helping out with the For Nature’s Sake Shooting Sports Club.
Harry and his late wife, Lucy owned Bliss Glad Farm for over 40 years and received an award from the North American Gladiolus Society for their many years of service promoting the gladiolus industry. They were instrumental in reestablishing the Eastern NY Gladiolus and were inducted into the National Gladiolus Hall of Fame in Colorado.
In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his wife of 74 years, Lucy M. Bliss and a brother, Clyde W. Bliss. He is survived by his children, Anna Mae Clark (Kenneth) of Ballston Spa, Margaret Palmer of Ballston Spa, W. George Bliss (Gaynell) of Burnt Hills and Harold O. Bliss of Saratoga; 12 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to AIM Services, Saratoga Bridges or the 4-H Training Center.