John William Bliss, 87, of East Hampton, formerly West Hartford and Tariffville, CT died peacefully at home with his family on Sunday May 5, 2019. Born June 21, 1931 in Hartford, CT, he was the son of the late William and Ethel (Bowron) Bliss. John proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force, cherishing his time stationed in Germany. John attended Hillyer College and University of Connecticut, working as a Chemist for the State of Connecticut until his retirement in 1986. He was a member of the Hartford Saengerbund and the Hartford Gun Club, and a collector of all things. John is survived by his loving daughter Victoria DeVeau and her husband Douglas of East Hampton, and his three beloved grandchildren Iris, Elise and Devin. He was predeceased by his two sisters Ruth Bliss and Virginia Williamson. A Graveside service with Military Honors will be held Monday May 13th at 2:00 PM in the Connecticut State Veteran’s Cemetery on Bow Lane in Middletown. A funeral service will follow at 6:00 PM at Hope Church in East Hampton. John’s family extends eternal gratitude to Alisa, Cathy and Ruth for their compassion, patience, and humor -- without them John could not have remained with his family.