PATRICK B. "RICK" BLANCH

Patrick B. “Rick” Blanch, Sr., age 64, of Newark, DE, passed unexpectedly on Monday, November 14, 2016 at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

He was born in Pottsville, PA to the late Mary Blanch Davis and Burton L. Blanch, Sr. Raised in Claymont, Patrick graduate from Salesianum School in 1970. He worked in management for Marriot and later at his son’s company at Blanch Services. One of his true joy’s in life was spending time with his grandson “his Bud” and attending and sometimes coaching his sporting events. He also enjoy the comradery and conversation of all the parents, grandparents and spectators at the fields.

He is survived by his son, Patrick B. Blanch, Jr. of Newark; grandson, Patrick B. Blanch, III; 9 siblings, Kathleen Hahn (Tacker), Karleen Davis (Bob), sister in law, Cathy Blanch, Terence (Helen), Burton Jr. (Janie), Daniel (Penny), Gregory (Heather), Bret (Chrissy), Brendan (Gwyn) and Kimberly (Phil) and numerous nieces and nephews. Rick is also preceded in death by his brother Michael.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 22, from 6-8pm at McCrery & Harra Funeral Homes, 3710 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, followed by a memorial service at 8 pm. Burial will be held privately.

The family would also ask everyone to please consider becoming an organ donor.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Newark National Little League, www.NewarkNationalLL.com

For online condolences visit: www.mccreryandharra.com