David Blanchard

Obituary of David Jay Blanchard

Richfield Springs

 

David J. Blanchard, 56 of Richfield Springs, passed away unexpectedly at home on Sunday November 24, 2019.

 

Dave was born on March 22, 1963 in Herkimer, he was the son of the late Donald and Geraldine (Berner) Blanchard.  He was a graduate of Mohawk Schools, HCCC and University of Buffalo School of Pharmacy. He completed his pharmacy residency at the University of CT Health Center in Farmington, CT.  On December 30, 1989 he married the former Claudette McGee in Windsor Locks CT.  Dave was the director of pharmacy at Faxton-St. Luke's Hospital for several years prior to starting his current position, as a pharmacist, at the Ilion Medicine Shoppe. For many years Dave was active in the NYS Council of Hospital Pharmacists, having even served a term as President of NYSCHP.  He was also an avid reader and  loved being outdoors.

 

Dave is survived by his loving wife Claudette; three daughters Jessica of Richfield Springs, Amanda and her husband Brady Plows of Burlington Flats,  and Megan of Richfield springs. He also has 2 grandsons, Jackson and Aiden Plows. He is also survived by three brothers Dean and his wife Karen of Sylvan Beach, Darryl and his wife Michelle of Canada and Drew and his wife Joanne of South Burlington VT. 

 

A memorial service will be held on Thursday December 5, 2019 at noon at the Oak Ridge Free Methodist Church in Herkimer. Pastor Chris Schumske will officiate.  A private burial service is planned for Spring 2020 in the Mohawk Cemetery Annex.  Friends may call from 10 am until the time of the funeral at the Oak Ridge Free Methodist Church 838 W. German St. in Herkimer and are asked to please consider memorial donations to either the Salvation Army Recovery Center 2433 Erie Blvd. E, Syracuse, NY 13224 or The Oak Ridge Free Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the church.

 

Arrangements are with the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego St. in Ilion.

To leave an online condolence please go to www.whiter-hendrix.com.

 

Thursday
5
December

Calling Hours

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Oak Ridge Free Methodist Church
838 W. German St.
Herkimer, New York, United States
Calling Hours
Thursday
5
December

Memorial Service

12:00 pm
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Oak Ridge Free Methodist Church
838 W. German St.
Herkimer, New York, United States
Memorial Service

Graveside Service

Mohawk Cemetery Annex
St. Rt. 28
Mohawk, New York, United States
Graveside Service
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