Daniel Bobby Blanchard
June 19, 1974 – September 22, 2019
God called our beloved Daniel home on September 22, 2019 after his long battle with cancer. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones.
Daniel Bobby Blanchard was born on June 19, 1974 at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown, TX. He fought strong for 7 years with epithelioid peritoneal mesothelioma.
Throughout his life, Daniel was a very generous person who loved helping others. He always reached out when he saw a need, whatever that need was and no matter how big or small. Even throughout his cancer battle, Daniel visited and sat with others during their treatments and procedures.
After his diagnosis, Daniel became an avid runner. Within the last three years, Daniel completed 5 full marathons, 15+ half marathons, and numerous smaller races all while enduring chemo. He became an inspiration for others to lace up their running shoes and join him.
Daniel is survived by his parents Edward and Maria Blanchard; girlfriend Cynthia Clevenger; brother Joseph Blanchard; sister Irene Blanchard-Garcia and brother-in-law Michael Garcia; nieces Emily and Monika Garcia; cousin Raymond Blanchard and his wife Rachel and their three children; his aunt and uncle Richard and Theresa Blanchard; along with numerous extended family, friends and work colleagues.
Daniel is an inspiration to all who knew him. While we miss his smile and his warm hugs, we know we will carry on his motto to “Live life forward” and will always remember to be “Daniel strong.”
Daniel’s interview for “Rock N’ Roll Marathon-Daniel’s Story” by Emily Garcia
Serving as Pallbearers: Israel Chavarria, Erick Garcia, Jesus Torres, Edgardo Moran, Sabino Diaz, and Guillermo Castillo. Honorary Pallbearers: Joseph Blanchard, Raymond Blanchard, Michael Garcia, Charlie Clevanger, Chet Hernderson, Josh Morrison, and Simon Perez.
- Edward and Maria Blanchard, Parents
- Cynthia Clevenger, Girlfriend
- Joseph Blanchard, Brother
- Irene Blanchard-Garcia, Sister
- Michael Garcia, Brother-in-law
- Emily and Monika Garcia, Nieces
- Raymond Blanchard, his wife Rachel and their three children, Cousin
- Richard and Theresa Blanchard, Aunt and Uncle
- along with numerous extended family, friends and work colleagues.
- Visitation Thursday, September 26, 2019
- Rosary Service Thursday, September 26, 2019
- Funeral Mass Friday, September 27, 2019
- Committal Service Friday, September 27, 2019
Daniel Bobby Blanchard
September 26, 2019
Cynthia and Daniel’s family,
My deepest condolences to you all. Please know that I have enjoyed getting to know Daniel through the vivid and most beautiful pictures of he and Cynthia together on Facebook! I enjoyed watching the love and happiness grow between these two souls and also was privy to pictures from his marathon and his personality shined through! What a Godly man that knew without a doubt he was going to be with Jesus. Praying for comfort and peace and much love to all! I will never forget him. 💙💙💙✝️🙏✝️🙏✝️🙏
September 24, 2019
I remember him fondly, a really nice guy. His big smile would lite up the room. I pray for comfort and peace for his family and close friends. May his legacy live on and inspire others facing illness. He definitely gave it his all, what a way to be remembered.