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Robert L. Blanchard

May 2, 1951 ~ December 10, 2021 (age 70)

Obituary

BLANCHARD, ROBERT LEE OF ALBANY DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON DECEMBER 10, 2021 AFTER A BRIEF ILLNESS.  HE WAS BORN MAY 2, 1951 TO SHIRLEY RUTH JOHNSON AND THE LATE JOHN HENRY BLANCHARD.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE HIS WIFE, LUCILLE PARKER BLANCHARD, THREE CHILDREN, TERRANCE D JOHNSON (MARIE), TANESHA FLETCHER (DERRICK) AND ROBERT LAMAR BLANCHARD.  SISTERS, EARLINE LEIGH, JOSEPHINE, SHEILA, TRACY, AND LANELL BLANCHARD, JUDY SMITH (VICTOR), BROTHERS, CHARLES, JOHNNY, WAYNE, RANDY (CRYSTAL), FIELDS AND DOC MATTHEW BLANCHARD.  PREDECEASED, TWO SISTERS, BARBARA ANN AND SHIRLEY (TINY) BLANCHARD, TEN GRANDCHILDREN AND TWO GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.

FATHER-IN-LAW, DILLARD M. PARKER SR., SISTERS-IN-LAW, PATRICIA HODGES (GREGORY), DENISE WALKER (RACHID), LAREENE ROBINSON AND RUTH VERBAL.  BROTHERS-IN-LAW, DILLARD JR., WALTER AND ANDRE PARKER.  ALSO SURVIVED BY SEVERAL NIECES, NEPHEWS AND A HOST OF RELATIVES AND FRIENDS.

ROBERT WAS EMPLOYED WITH THE STATE OF NY AS A GROUNDSKEEPER UNTIL HIS PASSING.  HE WAS VERY KIND, CARING, LOVING AND ALWAYS READY AND WILLING TO HELP OTHERS.  HE HAD AN EXCELLENT WORK ETHIC THAT WAS TRULY INSPIRATIONAL.  HE LEFT US WITH WONDERFUL MEMORIES THAT WE’LL ALWAYS CHERISH AND HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.  ROBERT WAS A MEMBER OF THE KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES.

A VIEWING WILL BE HELD AT S.L. MCLAUGHLIN FUNERAL HOME, 1226 BROADWAY, ALBANY, NY @ 10AM-11AM FOLLOWED BY A SERVICE AT 11AM ON DECEMBER 18, 2021.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
December 18, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
S.L. Mclaughlin Funeral Home
1226 Broadway
Albany, NY 12204

Funeral Service
Saturday
December 18, 2021

11:00 AM
S.L. Mclaughlin Funeral Home
1226 Broadway
Albany, NY 12204

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
December 18, 2021

Graceland Cemetery
680 Delaware Ave
Albany, NY 12209

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