OBITUARY

David L Blanford

August 11, 1945November 19, 2021
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A much-loved husband, father, and grandfather David Lawrence Blanford, 76, of Madeira, OH passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Friday, November 19, 2021 at Bethesda North Hospital. A gathering of family and friends will be held at 5pm Friday, November 26, 2021 at Tobias Funeral Home, 648 Watervliet Ave, Dayton, OH 45420 with a Celebration of Life following at 7pm.

David was born August 11, 1945 to Joseph and Mary (Frei) Blanford in Dayton, OH. David graduated from Chaminade High School in 1963 and attended Wright State University. David proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War from 1965 to 1969 and received an honorable discharge among other numerous commendations. David retired in 2009 after a very long, dedicated, and illustrious career at the United States Post Office of 39 years.

Family was the most important thing in life to David. He loved and cherished all the time he was able to spend with them. David loved to spend his time reading and loved to cook. He was a proud member of the 8 Up club in Dayton, OH. David was a very caring person and if any friend or family ever needed anything from David, no ask was too large. David had a tremendous work ethic, only matched by his sense of humor. David was also an expert at all things (according to him).

David is survived by his wife Pamela Doren Blanford whom he married in 1974; his sons Joshua David Blanford and Nathaniel Ryan Blanford; his grandchildren Mary Francis Blanford and Logan Blanford. He is also survived by his siblings Denis Blanford, Mary Lynn Carson, Gary Blanford, and Kim Roane, as well as many nieces and nephews and extended family that loved him very much and will miss him dearly. David was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Joseph (Pete) Blanford and Thomas Blanford.

Services

  • A Gathering of Family and Friends

    Friday, November 26, 2021

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Friday, November 26, 2021

Memories

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Tony Calhoun

November 28, 2021

My condolences to Mary Lynn, Kim and the Blanford family. Dave was a skilled Information Technologist as well as a beautiful soul. You are all in my prayers.

Russell Joslin

November 25, 2021

I enjoyed working with Dave, for many years at the post office. He had a quiet dignity about him, with a welcoming smile. He was a caring person who was easy to talk to. He made working at the post office much easier. Dave was one of the best part of our postal family.

Teri Blanford Sundine

November 23, 2021

I remember David but he was 7 years older than me. We went to Uncle Joe’s and Aunt Tooties house when we were in Dayton but really didn’t get to spend much time with them. We Blanford’s all look alike to some extent. Rest In Peace David….the family is waiting with open hearts and arms for you.
Pam and family ..you have my deepest sympathies . Love never dies but remains in out hearts forever.

Susan Blanford Westerman

November 23, 2021

I remember many a visit with all my cousins at Uncle Joe and Aunt Tootie’s. May he Rest In Peace and get together with my brother Bill!

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