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Richard J. Blanc

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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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