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Howard S. Blankenship

February 23, 2022

Obituary

Howard S. Blankenship, Harrington, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, he was 94.  Mr. Blankenship was born in Hanover, West Virginia to the late, Etta Mae and William Blankenship.

Mr. Blankenship served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Korean War.  After his discharge, he found work in the coal mines of West Virginia.  After a while there, he moved on and went to work as a chemical compounder of synthetic latex for the Reichold Chemical Company where he retired after 27 years of employment. 

When he was not hard at work, Mr. Blankenship did enjoy gardening, camping, and fishing, especially for catfish.  He was always active in his church, and loved his dogs very much.  Growing up during the Great Depression, Mr. Blankenship knew the hardships of life, and knew that hard work, determination, and love for his family, would see him through anything.  He will be remembered as a loving husband and father, and will be sorely missed.

Mr. Blankenship is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Marilyn J. Blankenship; son, Bruce Blankenship (Bonnie); daughter, Kathy Henry (Robert); and grandsons, Robert Henry Jr. and Chad Henry.

Services for Mr. Blankenship will be on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at the Melvin Funeral Home, 15522 South DuPont Hwy, Harrington, at 12 noon.  A visitation for family and friends will start at 11AM.  Interment will take place at the Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover. 

Arrangements are entrusted to the Thomas E. Melvin & Son Funeral Home, please visit us at www.melvinfuneralhome.com to express or send condolences.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
March 2, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Melvin Funeral Home
15522 S. DuPont Hwy
Harrington, DE 19952

Funeral Service
Wednesday
March 2, 2022

12:00 PM
Melvin Funeral Home
15522 S. DuPont Hwy
Harrington, DE 19952

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