R.I.P. Harry Blauvelt

I’m sorry to report the passing of former Honolulu Star-Bulletin and USA Today sportswriter Harry Blauvelt, who died yesterday in a tragic accident on  Maryland’s treacherous Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

Blauvelt, 70, was returning to his home on Kent Island when his car became disabled. He had just stepped out when a truck slammed into his vehicle and pushed him into the water 50 feet below.

He covered a variety of local sports for the Star-Bulletin from 1985 to 1990, when he joined USA Today as its golf writer. He covered the rise of Tiger Woods before retiring to Maryland’s Eastern Shore in 2004.

In Hawai‘i, Blauvelt was known for his lively writing, wry sense of humor and love of the North Shore, where he lived.

The Baltimore Sun had details of the accident and a nice account of his achievements here.

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5 Comments on “R.I.P. Harry Blauvelt”

  1. JMBelding Says:

    This is terrible news. Harry was a great guy. Aloha Harry, you will be missed.

  2. Michael Says:

    Ke Akua pū me ‘oukou.
    God Be With You.

  3. Joe B Says:

    I worked with/for Harry in the early 1970’s in Merced, CA. He was quite a character and I’ll never forget him. He loved to be tan even back then before he made it to Hawaii.

  4. Kirsten Porter Says:

    God, please take good care of my friend Harry.

  5. Karen Hughes Says:

    I’ve know Harry most of my life. He watched me grow up. Harry was one of my dad’s best friends. We are all very sad and shocked about this accident. I had the pleasure of speaking with Harry on the telephone only two short weeks ago. We were both happy because the NHL playoffs were just starting. We talked about family and sports. R.I.P. Harry. We love you.

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