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Dennis F. Blizzard, 76, educator, editor of historical books, journals


Dennis Frizzell Blizzard, a longtime educator who also edited historical journals, died Monday of a stroke at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 76.

Mr. Blizzard, who lived in Lutherville, had worked as a high school teacher and administrator for 37 years in Baltimore, Carroll and Prince George's counties.

Working in Baltimore County during the 1960s, he helped expand high school summer programs to include not only remedial studies, but also courses in literature, art and music.

During his retirement, Mr. Blizzard edited a series of books and journals about the War of 1812.

An officer and honorary director of the Carroll County Historical Society, Mr. Blizzard also was keenly interested in the history of the Westminster area, where he was born and raised.

A 1945 graduate of Western Maryland College, he earned his master's degree in education from the University of Maryland.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Church of the Holy Comforter, 130 W. Seminary Ave., Lutherville.

His wife, Margaret E. Fredrich, died last year.

He is survived by two sons, D. Craig Blizzard of West Chester, Pa., and A. Keith Blizzard of Chevy Chase; and four grandchildren.

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