William "George" Bliss


William “George” Bliss, 71 of Ballston Spa passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, August 8, 2020. Born in Ballston Spa on August 27, 1948, he was the third of four children, and eldest son born to Harry and Lucy Bliss.

From a young age George was a dedicated farmer who enjoyed spending his time on the tractor in the hay fields, in the barn milking the cows, working on his parents Gladiola Farm or in the fields tending to the vegetable harvest. During the summer months George spent a lot of his weekends at the local Farmers Markets bringing his vegetable harvest to patrons and greeting them with his gruff voice and laugh.

He was predeceased by his parents Harry and Lucy, brother Harold Bliss and brother in law Carl Palmer.

On August 27, 1996 on his 48th birthday he married Gaynell P Bliss. George is survived by his large family that consisted of Gaynell, his wife of almost 24 years; his sisters Anna Mae (Ken) Clark of Ballston Spa and Margaret Palmer of Ballston Spa; his sons John and Bobby Bliss both of Albany; his daughters Desiree Runyon of Schenectady, Darcy (Jennifer) Bliss of Hudson Falls, Sue-Ann Palmer of Rutland, VT, Dawn (Don) Brady of Argyle, and Beth Ann and Billy. In addition to this George had 21 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. When he married Gaynell he accepted her children into his family, Susan (Michael) Palmatier of Saratoga, Edward (Jennifer) Fink of Saratoga and Kristina Alden of Virginia; 14 step grandchildren and 3 step great grandchildren.

A celebration of George's life will be held 3pm Saturday, August 15 at the family home, 129 Hop City Road, Ballston Spa. Memorial contributions in memory of George may be made to the charity of your choice.

Guest Book

Ryan Flinton & Family

George was a great man and a wonderful friend. We’re so thankful for his help on our farm over the years and we’ll miss him terribly. Making hay will never be the same without him around.

Jackie DeMasi Allard

Dear Gaynell,

I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. May great memories help you through the sadness and grief. Praying for comfort for you.

Desiree Runyon

Dad you will be miss so dam much no more phone calls in the middle of the night from you.
Rest in peace dad I love you and miss you. Until we meet again.

Darcy and Jennifer Bliss

Dad we will miss you! Until we meet again. Love you dad

Mary Fuller

He will be missed

Edward Fink Jr

He will be missed

Darlene Norton

Sorry for your loss
Remember all the awesome memories of your loved one

Rose Bell

George will be deeply missed