McCONNELSVILLE -- Gregory Myron Bliss, 56, of McConnelsville, passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at the Morrison House Hospice in Zanesville.

He was born Aug. 27, 1953, in Coshocton, to the late Roger Myron and Dorothy Ann Roenbaugh Bliss.

He was an operating engineer for Boca Construction in Norwalk and was a member of the FOE 2187 in McConnelsville, Sons of the American Legion 389 in Beverly, Operating Engineers Local 18 in Cleveland, Laborers Local 530 of Zanesville, and a long-standing member of the NRA. He loved riding his Harley and going to the Bristol NASCAR races.

He is survived by his wife, Vicki Sheridan Bliss of the home; two sons, Joshua Myron (Susie) Bliss of Abingdon, Va., and ABH2 Jeremy Levi (Brittany) Bliss of the United States Navy; one daughter, Amanda Sue Bliss Aronhalt of Newcomerstown; four stepsons, Jim (Aundrea) Clemens of McConnelsville, Michael Clemens of Columbus, Matthew (Misti) Clemens of McConnelsville and Joe (Terri) Clemens of Malta; one brother, Steve Bliss of Newcomerstown; two sisters, Linda South (Bill) Schwab of South Charleston and Susie (Larry) Stein of Newcomerstown; 14 grandchildren, Jasmine, Hunter, Brynn, Kendal, Jackson, Caleb, Cara, Mackenzi, Eric, Chase, Malayni, Nicole, Austin and Dylan; nieces, Sara Bliss-Sparks, Stevie Jo Bliss, Lori Stevens and Jolinda Kistler; nephews, David Elliott and Zeb South; and his dog, Smoke.

Visitation was Thursday, July 22, 2010, at the Matheney Funeral Home in McConnelsville.

A caring cremation followed at Greg's request.

In lieu of flowers, make donations to the American Cancer Society.

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