David Harold Blunt

June 9, 1925August 2, 2018

David Blunt died peacefully of natural causes in Portland on August 2, 2018, at the age of 93. A military funeral is scheduled for Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 11:00 am, at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. All are welcome to attend and celebrate David’s life. David was born in Seattle, Washington, to parents Joseph and Louise Blunt. He served in the Army Transportation Corps during World War II and graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Business Administration. He later received his law degree from Northwestern School of Law (Lewis and Clark). David was a huge Oregon Duck fan and very proud member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, keeping in close touch with many of his fraternity brothers and their spouses over the years. His children fondly remember him as a dedicated father who encouraged them to pursue their goals. Among his many accomplishments, David will be remembered most for his devotion to his family and love of the outdoors. He was an accomplished marathon runner and even argued a case before the U.S. Supreme Court while working for the Oregon Attorney General’s Office. David was also an avid hiker, swimmer, bike rider, skier, and sailor. He was an active and dedicated member of the Salem Family YMCA and the Four Seasons recreation club for many years. David is survived by his children, Joe (Debbie), Judy, and Sally (Steve); his grandchildren, Jennifer (Lee), Stephanie, Paul (Karen), Sylvia, and Sam; and his great granddaughter, Alice. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers Larry, Kim, Dick, and Bobby. In David’s memory, please send donations to the Salem Family YMCA, 685 Court Street N.E., Salem, 97301. His family would like to thank the devoted caregivers at Redwood Heights Assisted Living and Marquis Vermont Hills for their dedication to helping others.


  • Committal Service Tuesday, August 21, 2018

David Harold Blunt

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Sheri Lehner

August 20, 2018

I met David in the 4 Seasons Sports and Recreation Club 20 years ago. He was such a delightful man that I started calling him Cupcake. Even though I haven't seen him for quite a few years, I think of him often with fond memories.