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Lee Edward Blankenship, of Dover, passed away, Friday April 26, 2013 at Kent General Hospital. He was 63.
Mr. Blankenship was born September 2, 1949 in Des Moines, Iowa to the late Lee Blankenship and Ireka Harrison Blankenship.
He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Blankenship had worked for the State of Delaware as a bookkeeper/accountant retiring after 32 years of service. After his retirement he worked for the State of Delaware part-time. He had been past President, Vice President and Treasurer of the State employees union for many years. Mr. Blankenship managed the State softball league for many years and coached Kent County Girls Softball when his daughters were involved. He was an avid Green Bay Packers and Baltimore Orioles fan. Mr. Blankenship enjoyed barbequing, fresh water fishing spending time with his friends, family, and especially with his grandson.
Mr. Blankenship is survived by his wife of 39 years, Wanda Craig Blankenship of Dover; daughters, Amy Iannucci and her husband James, Kate Blankenship all of Dover; brother, Robert Blankenship; sister, Judy Stahl; and his grandson, Evan Lee Iannucci.
Memorial services will be held 7 pm, Wednesday, May 1, at Torbert Funeral Chapel, 61 S. Bradford Street, Dover, DE. Friends may call one hour prior. Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to Liver Research Foundation, 39 Broadway, Suite 2700, New York, New York 10006.
Letters of condolence may be sent, and guestbook signed at torbertfuneral.com
Torbert Funeral Chapels - Bradford Street
61 South Bradford Street
Dover, DE 19904
Published in The News Journal on Apr. 28, 2013