David Miles Blanchard, age 79, of W. Jamestown Rd., Greenville, formerly of Titusville and Oil City, passed away Friday afternoon October 7, 2022 in Andover Village Retirement Community.
He was born in Franklin, PA on March 20, 1943 a son of Miles Benedict and Hazel May (Reed) Blanchard. Dave was raised in the family homestead in Pleasantville, PA and attended Pleasantville Schools and Clarion University. After college, Dave worked at several Pennsylvania firms, first as a chemical technician at Nuclear Materials and then as a metallurgist, the “profession of his liking”, at Braeburn Steel Company, learning the specialty steel industry. Dave's career then took him to work at Universal Cyclops/Cytemp Steel, Pittsburgh Flatroll, Universal Stainless, and Litton Electron Devices.
Dave was currently employed in the Quality Control Department at Combined Systems, Inc. in Jamestown, PA. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, softball, golf, tennis, and shooting pool with friends. His social activities include serving as President of Allegheny-Kiski Valley Jaycees, BPOE, cub scout master, Board of Directors, Titusville Chamber of Commerce, and President of Pleasantville Borough Council. David was a trooper, waging a hard-fought battle to the end, with no complaints. He was a sociable guy, with kind words and a smile and joke for all.
He is survived by a daughter, Mary Kay (Scott) Swanson; a sister, Linda (Rick) Taylor; four grandchildren, Craig, Brian, Eric, and Mia; former wives, Donna and Denise; and his good friend Patricia Donner. He was preceded in death by his parents.
As per Dave's wishes, cremation was chosen and there will be no services at this time. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown.
With deepest sympathy as I remember Dave.
He was hard worker and always with a smile.
I’ll miss him dearly
Dave was the kind of guy who could make you smile just by looking at you.
A great man, a wonderful teacher, a true and honest friend.
Dave was one of the nicest people I have known. RIP my friend. My condolences to your loved ones.
Dave could put a smile on your face as soon as he entered .Always looked forward to his visits and jokes.
He we will be missed .
We grew up in Pleasantville as 2nd cousins and loved going to visit David and his family. He always had a joke to tell and was kind to us female teasing cousins. As an adult he always greeted us with a smile. So sorry for your loss of David.
Frances Benedict Smith
I am sorry for your loss. I knew Dave through work. Where I am employed we made the plastic parts that were purchased by Combined Systems. He was the nicest guy and fun to be around. He will be missed by all that knew him.
I am sorry to hear about Dave’s passing. We would talk on the phone from time to time. Him I Were brother in laws once. I always enjoyed being around him. Great sense of humor and just fun to be around. I will miss him.