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Edward J. Blanda

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Edward J. Blanda Obituary
67, of Massillon, passed away
peacefully at his home on
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 due to complications
from Parkinson's disease/
Parkinson's Dementia. He
was a graduate of Perry High
School Class of 1967 and he attended
Miami University of Ohio as
well as Kent State/Stark. Ed retired
after 40 years of service with
Fishers Foods. He was a lifelong
sports fan and helped coach his
sons' youth baseball teams, played fumbleball for 40 years, including
many years with Tim's Tavern, and was inducted into the
Canton Amateur Sports Hall of Fame. Ed was also an ASA umpire.
H
e is survived by his wife of 45 years, Catherine (Milhoan);
sons, Brian (Nick Harrison), Michael (Lisa) and Matthew
(Stephanie); grandchildren, Anthony, Makenzie, Dylan, Rylan
and Connor; brothers, Jack (Linda), Michael (Wendy), Richard
(Kathy) and sister, Bonnie (Daniel) Wagner; sister and brotherin-
law, Linda and Fred Fitch; many nieces and nephews. Ed was
preceded in death by his parents, Dominick and Theresa
(Chilzer) Blanda. The family wishes to thank Kindred Hospice for
their excellent care and compassion.
A private memorial service will be held for family at a later
date following cremation. There will be no calling hours. If you
wish to honor Ed's memory, please make contributions to the Michael
J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, PO Box 5014,
Hagerstown, Maryland, 21741-5014 or another charity of your
choice.
Paquelet Funeral Home & Crematory
330-833-3222
Published in The Repository on Oct. 8, 2017
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