Richard J. Blanc
Aspen, CO Colorado
Richard J. Blanc passed away in Glenwood Springs on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008.
He was born on Feb. 7, 1919, in Carbondale to Oscar J. Blanc and Lena Cerise Blanc. He attended schools in Carbondale and Basalt.
Blanc joined the armed forces in 1942 and served three and a half years. He also served one year in the Korean War. He married Emma Cullet on March 22, 1943.
Blanc was a member of the St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. He was a builder in the Aspen and Glenwood Springs area for many years.
He enjoyed fishing, gardening, dancing, and woodworking, and he had a love for small animals. He walked a small black and white dog named Bo twice a day, every day, for 12 years.
On Friday, Jan. 25, there will be a Rosary at 9: 30 a. m. at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, followed by a funeral mass at 10 a. m. at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church at 1805 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs. Interment will follow at Rosebud Cemetery.
Richard is survived by his wife Emma, seven nieces and nephews and a sisterin- law, Amelia Trentaz.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Colorado Animal Rescue, 2801 County Road 114, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601; to St. Stephen’s Catholic School, 1805 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601; or to a charity of your choice.
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Many members of the community wrote to laud the former Skico executive and city councilman for his friendship, dedication to family and community-minded spirit over more than two decades in Aspen.