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Roderick T. Bliss IV

August 11, 1981 ~ March 30, 2020 (age 38)




Roderick T. Bliss IV (R.T.), 38, of Easton, entered into eternal rest Monday, March 30, 2020 at his home. Born in Lehighton, he was the son of Roderick T. Bliss III and his wife Billi Jo of Bangor and Andrea Nichols and her husband Joseph of White Bear. He attended Panther Valley School District and then graduated from Bangor High School, Class of 1999. Always known to be a “hard worker”, he was employed throughout the years by William G. Kleppinger and Son Concrete, recently experiencing job loss due to the current conditions in the country. R.T. took great pride in his woodworking, making many gifts that he shared with family and friends. He was also known to dabble in cooking. He was an avid lover of the outdoors and was known to hook a fish or two with his Dad.  R.T. loved his family more than anything.


Surviving along with his parents are a son Roderick T. Bliss V; step-son Trey Brown; sister Jolene Bliss; step grandmother (Mom-Mom) Barbara Kleppinger; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins, all of whom loved him and will miss him greatly. Also surviving is his longtime companion, Christine Schinstine, whom he loved dearly and who always stood at this side throughout their years together.


He was preceded in death by his grandparents R.T. and Helen Bliss, Andrew and Irene Palkendo, his step grandfather William (Pop) Kleppinger, and Dr. Martin and Jean Nichols.



Because of the current situation with Covid 19 virus, a celebration of R.T.’s life will be held at a later date. The family thanks everyone for their love and support during this most difficult time.  Online condolences at


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Family to do services at later date

St. John Slovak Lutheran Church
1 E. Abbott St.
Lansford, PA 18232

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