Jack C. Blanchong, 78, of Lima, Shawnee Township,died 11:30 a.m., Friday Dec. 31 at his residence.He was born June 4, 1932 in Lima to Charles C. and Helen Beebe Blanchong. Both parents are deceased. He married Margaret M. Ward Aug. 9, 1957 and she survives in Lima.
Additional survivors include a son: Tim (Jami) Blanchong of Washington Court House,OH, 2 daughters: Lori Blanchong and Susan (Tom) Lucente both of Lima, 6 grandchildren: Sarah Foltz, Thomas Foltz, Alexa Blanchong, Jena Blanchong, Caterina Lucente & Sophia Lucente.
Mr. Blanchong had been a music teacher for 36 years mostly with the Lima City Schools and tuned pianos for over 25 years. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. Mr. Blanchong was a graduate of Lima South High School and Ohio Northern University where he received his bachelors in music education. He played the Clarinet in the Senior Citizens and Hallelujah Saints Bands, was a member of the Ohio Retired Teachers, Allen County Retired Teachers and had directed several church choirs. Mr. Blanchong served with the U. S. Army during Korea. He enjoyed writing poetry, singing, telling jokes and entertaining at Van Crest Care Center in Delphos.
The family will receive friends 3-5 and 6-8 p.m., Monday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.
The funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church, Lima. The Rev. Kent Wilson will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Matthew Cemetery near Cridersville.
Memorial contributions may be given to Zion Lutheran Church or Van Crest Health Care PARKS Program attn. Bob Kann; a Parkinsons therapy group.
Date: Monday, January 3, 2011
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Date: Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Time: 11:00 pm
Zion Lutheran Church
Address:corner of Cole & Edgewood, Lima, OH, 45805