Milton - Peter Bliek, 71, died unexpectedly on May 9, 2017 at the University of Vermont Medical Center following a heart attack.
Peter was born on January 4, 1946 in Oerle, Holland the son of Nicolaas van den Bliek and Henrica Antonis.
His family moved to the US in 1958 and settled in VT. He became a citizen in 1964. Peter attended school in Salisbury, Panton, Middlebury and Vergennes.
He began working at Foster Brothers Dairy in Middlebury and worked at Simmonds Precision, Novak Gas Station, Standard Register, Polymers, North End diner, which he owned, Bliek's Video, Buyers Digest, Little Otter Store, Bouyea-Fassetts, G&S tours, Essex Country Club, Dick's Sporting Goods, Kohl's and for Kenny Mayo.
Peter loved to Cook and was a great chef. He also enjoyed golf, fishing and bowling. He was a member of the Eagles in Milton and an honorary member of the American Legion in Colchester.
He married Carolyn Bowman on July 2, 1994 in Vergennes.
In addition to Carolyn of Milton, he is survived by his son Brian Bliek and fianc Lana Santagata and grandson Nicholas of Ballston Spa, NY, by his daughter Penny Bliek and Timothy Jimmo and granddaughter Shianne Jimmo, of Hinesburg, his siblings Gerald van den Bliek of Holland, Cathy (Leo)Paine of Missouri, Corrie Palmer of Vergennes, Thea (John)Graham of Latham, NY, Frank Bliek of Maryland and Eileen (Harold "Skip") Leach of Vergennes, by his former wife Susanne Mae Mattison and by several nieces and nephews.
Donations may be made to the Eagles Club, Aerie # 4218, 42 Centre Drive, Milton, VT or to the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, Inc., 434 Hurricane Lane, Williston, VT 05495
A Celebration of Peter's life will be held on Saturday May 13, 2017 from 12-5 pm at the Eagles Club at 42 Centre Dr. in Milton.