John H Blanchard

March 10, 1945 - January 25, 2022
John H Blanchard

John H. Blanchard, 76, of East Liverpool, passed away on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at East Liverpool City Hospital.  John was born in Salem, OH, on March 10, 1945, the son of the late Howard and Dorotha (Lotz) Blanchard.  He was a 1963 graduate of United Local High School.  After graduation John furthered his education by attending auto mechanics school in Youngstown, and later becoming a certified ASE Master Automotive Technician  He then served with the United States Army from 1965-1967 as a Nike Hercules Missile Radar Operator on Okinawa.  

 

John had a passion for cars.  He spent his working career as a mechanic  and at one time operated a Standard Oil station in Hammondsville, OH.

 

Those left behind to cherish his memory are: his wife of 24 years, Joyce Pickering Blanchard, whom he married on April 9, 1997; three children: Kelly Blanchard, of Loveland, OH.,Jennifer Blanchard, of Rochester, NY, and Andrew (Teresa) Blanchard, of East Liverpool; step-daughter, Jennifer Copestick, of East Liverpool; two sisters: Rose Blanchard, of Westerville, OH, and Frances (Richard) Sobek, of Paola, KS; and brother, Lester (Sherry) Blanchard, of Columbiana.  John also leaves behind two step-grandchildren: Darian Wilson and Jaeliana Copestick, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Family will be present to receive friends on Sunday, January 30, 2022 from 12PM-2PM at Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists- Martin Chapel in Calcutta.  The funeral service will follow at 2PM with Pastor Vel Vais of Glenmoor Presbyterian Church officiating.  John will be laid to rest in Spring Hill Cemetery in Wellsville.

 

In connection to the COVID-19 public health crisis, masks are asked to be worn. Because of John’s love for music, in lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in John’s name to: Glenmoor Presbyterian Church Choir 16410 State Route 267  East Liverpool, OH  43920.

 

To read this obituary, sign the guestbook, and leave condolences to the family, please visit carechapel.com   

 


Service

Sunday, January 30, 2022
2:00 PM

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists – Martin Chapel - Directions
15872 St. Clair Ave
East Liverpool, OH 43920
3303820600

Visitation

Sunday, January 30, 2022
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists – Martin Chapel - Directions
15872 St. Clair Ave
East Liverpool, OH 43920
3303820600

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  • January 27, 2022
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  • January 28, 2022
    Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of John H. Blanchard, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, John H. Blanchard, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  • January 29, 2022
    Betty Fleming lit a candle:
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  • January 31, 2022
    Judy Wilson Porter says:
    John and I were classmates and friends at United! I am so sorry for his passing and I send my condolences to his family. John was a wonderful guy, and he will be missed!

  • January 31, 2022
    D Perkins says:
    I knew John and his family in Irondale growing Up as a kid. Irondale was very much like growing up in Mayberry, The Fictional Town On The Andy Griffith Show....Everybody knew each other and Everyone, pretty much helped each other out in some way or another. I remember John & the house he lived in then & many times going by his house on my way to Paisleys IGA or to pick up the mail & I would stop & talk to John if he was out in the yard. He always had a smile that would light up a room & had A Kind, gentle & compassionate soul. To his Wife , Kids & all that knew him, I Offer My heartfelt condolences to you & Rest assured, you have an Angel in Heaven watching over you. Let the memories of John bring you Peace, Joy & Comfort & May God Bless & also comfort you through this difficult time in you life.