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Darrell J. Bliss
April 2, 1941 ~ August 1, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Darrell Bliss, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, passed away peacefully from natural causes on August 1, 2023, in Brighton, Colorado. Born in Hammond, Indiana, on April 2, 1941, Darrell lived a life of purpose, passion, and love, leaving behind a legacy that will continue to inspire those who knew him.
Darrell was a dedicated family man and is survived by his wife of 61 years, Sharon Bliss, and their sons, Mark and Erik Bliss. His love and devotion extended to his daughter-in-law, Jennifer Bliss, grandson Benjamin Bliss, and step-granddaughter Ana Gundrum. He also leaves behind his brother, Rodney Bliss, and sister-in-law, Charlotte Bliss, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister-in-law, Charlotte Bliss.
A proud graduate of Rockford Community College, Darrell earned his Bachelor's degree, a testament to his commitment to personal growth and lifelong learning. His education served as a foundation for his successful career as the owner of Design Graphics of Colorado, where he was able to combine his passion for graphic design with his entrepreneurial spirit. Under his leadership, the company thrived and became a respected name in the industry.
Darrell's professional life was marked by innovation and creativity, but he also had a keen interest in the stock market. He was a skilled trader, and his insights and strategies were always in demand among his peers. His ability to analyze market trends and make astute decisions was a testament to his intellect and foresight.
In addition to his professional achievements, Darrell was known for his kindness, generosity, and sense of humor. He had a unique ability to light up any room with his presence and could make people feel comfortable and valued. His laughter was infectious, and his stories were captivating, filled with wisdom and humor. He was a mentor to many, always willing to share his knowledge and experience with those eager to learn.
Darrell's love for his family was unparalleled. He was a devoted husband to Sharon, always putting her happiness above his own. Their enduring love story is an inspiration to all who knew them. As a father, he was nurturing and supportive, always encouraging his sons to pursue their passions and dreams. His love for his family extended to his grandchildren, whom he adored and cherished.
Despite his many accomplishments, Darrell remained humble and grounded. He was a man of integrity, always standing up for what he believed in. His resilience in the face of challenges was admirable, and his unwavering faith in the goodness of people was inspiring.
To his friends and colleagues, Darrell was a trusted confidant, a reliable partner, and a valued friend. To his family, he was a pillar of strength, a source of wisdom, and a beacon of love. His passing leaves a void that can never be filled, but his spirit will live on in the hearts of those he touched.
As we mourn the loss of Darrell Bliss, we also celebrate his life, his accomplishments, and the many ways he enriched our lives. His journey may have ended, but his legacy will continue to inspire and guide us. His memory will forever be a reminder of the power of love, the importance of family, and the joy of living life passionately and purposefully.