“I will forever be endebted to Dr. Blanding for his guidance, tutelage and knowledge. Not only was he a brilliant professor, but he was also significant in my recovery from depression in the mid 90's. Dr. Blanding was significant in my diagnosis and assisted me in seeking treatment at the time. I learned so much from him during my time at Rowan University and am so very sorry to hear of his passing. He had a significant impact on my life.
“Sybil and family. I send to you my heart felt condolences. I hope that your memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. May God continue to watch over you and bless you during your time of bereavement. I am thinking of you and your family.
Lesley D. Bettis and Family
“God Bless you during this time and may he be a light unto you.
“I'm very sorry to hear of Zenola's passing. I too have fond memories of Zenola, his kindness, his attentiveness, and nurturing spirit. He took time with my nephews and me. He made us feel like our lives mattered and that we had the potential to do great things. Be strong Zeki and Zake. Your father's legacy includes you. Don't let him down.
“God Bless my cousins Zeki and Zach through this time. Uncle Zenola was like a father to me and my life was enriched by knowing, loving, and learning from him. I am very sadden but will forever cherish the memories. I would like Zeki and Zach to remember these words; He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man. Hold tight to memories for comfort. Lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared...
“I was so saddened to learn of Dr. Blanding's passing. I had the opportunity to have him as my professor for Abnormal Psychology in the Spring Semester of 2000 at Rowan University. Thorought the years, we had became very close friends. He was the first person I called when I was offered a position at the Division of Youth & Family Services in 2001 & when I was engaged in 2009. His kind & encouraging words always made me feel at peace. I will never forget his soothing voice...
“May Dr. Z. Blanding's soul rest in perfect peace!
All glory to God for your loving steadfastness Sybil. May the Lord's comforting presence remain with you!
“I met Dr. Blanding many years ago when my friendship began with his daughter, Zeki. I knew him to be a patient and loving father. He was dedicated to his work and instilling its value in others. Although he will be missed we are fortunate to have our memories of the lessons he shared as his legacy.
May the Lord keep you in this time of loss.
“So sad to hear of the loss of our beloved Uncle Z. I will always remember his kindness, generosity and warm spirit. To his daughter Zeki, I see so much of him in you. We were blessed to know him for so many years and while we are sad that he is gone, we know that he is at peace and that we will see him again someday. Condolences to the family and you are in our thoughts and prayers.
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Z. BLANDING passed away in Chicago, Illinois. Obit is featured in Legacy.