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Kenneth Leon Blanchard


Kenneth Leon Blanchard, 96, of Ottsville, Nockamixon Township, Pa., passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, Pa.

Kenneth was born on Sept. 11, 1926 in Upper Black Eddy, Pa., and lived most of his life there. He graduated from Frenchtown High School in 1944. Kenneth served in the United States Navy (139th Seabees) and was a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. He worked as an electrician for the Riegel Paper Corp. in Milford, N.J., for 46 years. Kenneth loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and especially liked his Hondas and Yamahas, having made numerous cross country trips. Kenneth was an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan. A loving father, and grandfather, and great-grandfather, Kenneth will be dearly missed.

Son of the late Lowell and Florence (Minder) Blanchard, Kenneth is survived by his son Bruce E. Blanchard and his wife Virginia, his two grandchildren Brandon and Lisa, and his four great-grandchildren Robert, Jacob, James and Penelope. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Naomi (Durnan) Blanchard in 2011, his son Robert Blanchard in 1987, and his sister Miriam Stull.

Services will be private. Interment will be held at the Upper Tinicum Cemetery in Tinicum Township, Pa. Arrangements are under the care of the Johnson-Walton Funeral Home, 24 Church Road, Milford, N.J.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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