Mark Blazis of Grafton, nature lover and writer, dies at 74; penned column for Telegram & Gazette


Mark Blazis, an authority on fishing, chook watching, bear monitoring and all issues outdoor, died Wednesday. 

His Outdoors column within the Telegram & Gazette was a favourite of nature lovers for greater than a decade. He spent time as a science instructor in Auburn.

In his most up-to-date column, printed Monday, he wrote about his nephew Nicholas Blazis, a business fisherman who acquired caught in a hurricane off Cape Cod.

“Most of us don’t recognize them even for a second once we take pleasure in our haddock or cod fillets,” he wrote of those that name the ocean their office. 

Blazis, 74, traveled the world as a sportsman and naturalist. He was a famous chook researcher, recording greater than 6,000 species.

Mark Blazis

“The world misplaced an amazing man,” Telegram & Gazette Executive Editor Dave Nordman mentioned. “Mark beloved his household, the outside and Worcester. He was a instructor, mentor and pal to everybody he met — a legendary author, however a lot extra.

“You discovered one thing each time you learn Mark’s column,” Nordman added. “And he did not miss one for over 10 years. Even when he was touring to Galápagos Islands or Antarctica for two or three weeks he’d file 10 columns earlier than he left.”