Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the United Church of Norwood for Walter A. Blasenak, who was Norwood town manager for more than 14 years, from 1957 to 1971.

Mr. Blasenak, 71, of 28 Nottingham dr., died in Norwood Hospital yesterday after a long illness.

He began working for the town of Norwood in 1928 and continued there until his retirement. Before he was town manager he served as town clerk and accountant.

He was a member of the Norwood Masonic Lodge, the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co. and the Airport Commission of Norwood.

Mr. Blasenak went to the Norwood public schools and graduated from Burdette College in Boston in 1928.

He leaves his wife, Doris E. (Ritchie); a stepson, Dr. Paul Foster of Wellesley; one sister, Mrs. Edmund Long of Norwood; 4 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Burial will follow at the Highland Cemetery in Norwood.

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