Donald E. Blanchard was born in New York in 1925. In Rye his family lived at 48 Oakland Gardens. Donald was a Rye High School Graduate, Class of 1943. He enlisted and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.
Donald E. Blanchard
Donald E. Blanchard, 88, passed away peacefully September 9, 2013, at Upstate Medical Center, with his family by his side, where his caregivers worked tirelessly.
He was born June 29, 1925, in Manhattan, NY, a son of Harold and Georgia Jacoby Blanchard. He received his education in New York City schools, and was a graduate of Saint Lawrence University. Donald served in the US Marine Corps during World War II. Mr. Blanchard was employed by Ecolab for 37 years. He married Elvira Campany in 2001. An avid golfer, Donald also enjoyed music and dancing, which is where he met Elvira.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Skip and Edie, and Tim and Sandy; granddaughter, Taylor; grandson, Ian and wife, Pearl; stepchildren and spouses, Kathy and Steve, and Lori and Dan; step-grandchildren, Brian and Amber; step-great-grandchildren, Joey and Emma; sister, Mary; several other family members; and special friends, Melanie, Ro, Shawn, Lauren and Melissa. He was predeceased by his wives, Julie and Marcella.
Thank you to Dr. Dilip Kachare and to all medical staff at Upstate Medical Center.
Funeral service will be Friday, 2:00 p.m., at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 714 Washington St., Utica, with Rev. Dr. Robert G. Umidi, Pastor, officiating. Calling hours will be Friday from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, Forty Main Street, Whitesboro.
Please consider memorials to Westminster Presbyterian Church, Utica. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. - See more at: