BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Warren Blunt, Bridgeport's long-time Director of Environmental Health, died on Friday, Dec. 30 at Bridgeport Hospital. The lifelong Bridgeport resident was 63.
Blunt was the son of Harry and Helen Cooke Blunt. He received a Bachelor of Art in English from St. Michael College in Vermont and taught at Bassick and Warren Harding High Schools and the University School. He went on to earn a Masters degree in Public Health from Southern Connecticut State University.
Blunt started his career in Bridgeport working for the Department of Public Health. He served the city for 34 years.
Blunt was a disciple of Mt. Aery Baptist Church, where he served in the Men’s Fellowship, and as a former Trustee. Blunt was also a former Councilman in the 135th District as well as District leader. He also served as a State Boxing Commissioner.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Doris Fletcher. He is survived by his companion, Audrey Gaines; a daughter, Lauren Gaines; two brothers, James Vinson and Walter Blunt all of Bridgeport; and several nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 7, at 1 p.m. at Mt. Aery Baptist Church, 73 Frank St., Bridgeport with Rev. Anthony L. Bennett, D. Min., Pastor, officiating. Interment will be private. Friends are invited to the viewing Saturday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the church.
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