Blanchard, Gordon "Gordy"
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Age 86, of Watkins Glen, NY, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 3, 2012. He was a Navy Veteran of WWII and member of the VFW. He loved racing as a fan and was a driver in the 50s and 60s. He loved fishing and was also a mechanic who could fix or build just about anything. He is survived by brothers Albert (JoAnn) Blanchard and Robert (Mary Jane) Blanchard; numerous loving nieces and nephews; and lifelong friend, Ethel Warren and her family; also many close friends. He was predeceased by wife, Catherine Poulas Blanchard; sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley (Ed) Drake, Alma (Tony) Berbary; brother and sister-in-law, Raymond (Erma) Blanchard; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Tony (Rosemary) Poulas. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Saturday, January 14, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, with Memorial Service with Full Military Honors following at 3:00 PM. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Montour Falls Cemetery, Montour Falls, NY. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the VFW #2674, 301 First St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891 or the
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Olthof Funeral Home
1050 Pennsylvania Ave.
Elmira, NY 14904
Published in Star-Gazette from Jan. 5 to Jan. 12, 2012