Date Created: 06/26/2017
Last Updated: 07/24/2017

A loving father, my mentor, my hero!
2/19/1924 - 5/5/2017

Location: Delray Beach, Florida

Visits: 2,878

This man touched so many lives in so many ways. A father, a son, a brother, a husband, a grandfather, an uncle, a teacher and a friend.
As a father he was fiercely protective, with high expectations and a force to be reckoned with.
He was a dutiful and loyal son, though he kept my grandma running, so the stories go!
He was extensively involved with family and friends, attending gatherings and hosting many.
As a teacher he was a strict taskmaster with high expectations. His students looked up to him, and he maintained relationships with many students, years after teaching.
He took a keen and active interest in people, especially someone who showed interest in bettering themselves. He would make himself available to help them with unlimited enthusiasm. He encouraged everyone to question others and especially themselves. He invariably assumed a devil's advocate role, often frustrating the very people he loved and desperately wanted to influence.
He had several significant partnerships with woman whom he loved and respected dearly. The one left behind, Carol, will surely testify of his devotion and the tremendous hole that is left in his wake.
He experienced great loss in his life, though to know him you would not suspect this. He was a man who lived in the moment at 110 percent. He focused on others rather than himself.
He had degrees in electrical and mechanical engineering. He also a was a bio engineer, known as professor Blesser, heading his department at Poly Tech institute in Brooklyn. He loved his work, but his passions were eclectic and numerous.
Among his many talents he was an accomplished musician, painter, writer and carpenter. But I would have to say, his truest passion was understanding human behavior and motivating people to "think". While going through his papers, I discovered many papers he had written, which he called "rambles". They included a variety of subjects. His favorite subject by far was titled the Think/Feel ratio. I will include some of his writing in another section if you dare to challenge yourself. The Think/Feel ratio ideas were significant for me, and served as a catalyst for change in my life. His theories helped me to understand and be more aware of how my thoughts were instrumental in influencing my every action. We would have many long discussions on this topic. These ideas impacted my life in such positive and dramatic ways. Ultimately they helped enable me to change my negative thinking to positive, which resulted in powerful change in my life
He tried to convince you he was gruff and unemotional, but nothing could be further from the truth. And any of you fortunate enough to have seen through his exterior persona, knew he was extremely sensitive and possessed a depth of compassion, unparalleled by most. He often claimed disdain for the human race, but he had to have optimism in our kind, because he never gave up trying. He is my true example of honor and integrity personified.

 
 
 
 

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By: Carol Nussbaum Tuesday, July 25, 2017
I remember being at a posh affair at Mara Lago (sp?) with Bill. As we were offered cocktails and hors d'oeuvres around the beautifully lighted pool over looking the ocean, prior to having our photo taken with the... View Entire Memory
By: Carol Nussbaum Tuesday, July 25, 2017
I remember being at a posh affair at Mara Lago (sp?) with Bill. As we were offered cocktails and hors d'oeuvres around the beautifully lighted pool over looking the ocean, prior to having our photo taken with the... View Entire Memory
By: Bonnie Roehrs Sunday, July 23, 2017
BELOW IS AN INTERVIEW DONE BY NICK KAWAGUCHI FOR A HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT View Entire Memory
 
 

 
 

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By: Carol Nussbaum Tuesday, July 25, 2017
This dear man touched me so deeply. His capacity to love and to accept love was amazing. The scope of his interests and his passion for life, learning, and loving was unequaled. All that he was (even the... View Entire Tribute
By: Bonnie Roehrs Sunday, July 23, 2017
Stay tuned for music video and live recorded lectures of Bill on engineering Please feel free to check in periodically for added content from others View Entire Tribute
By: Bonnie Roehrs Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Poem to dad by Bonnie Roehrs His name is Bill Blesser and he is my dad I love him to pieces Now dad, don’t get mad He really objects to the use of this word Without clarification He finds it absurd So I’ll try... View Entire Tribute
 
 

 
 

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By: Never Gone Monday, June 26, 2017
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