JUPITER, Fla. - John Henry Blanchard, 81, of Jupiter, Fla. passed away on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014.
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He was born in New Haven, Conn. on Nov. 27, 1932. John graduated from Hillhouse High School and received a bachelor of science degree from New Haven College. He was married to Elizabeth Blanchard (Burns) on April 11, 1955. He proudly served in the U.S. Army. Jack worked in design engineering for 43 years at Pratt Whitney & Olin as a chief design engineer at Sikorsky. He was president of the Civitan, and treasurer of Fresh Air Fanfare in New Haven, and world champion CT Hurricanes Drum Corps in 1967. He had a passion for his family and was an avid New York Yankees fan. He was very active in coaching children in baseball.
Survived by his wife, Elizabeth; children, John Blanchard (Patti), Elizabeth "Lisa" Tyler (David), Suzanne Kroeber (Gary), Kyle Blanchard (Lori), Sarabeth Hanson (John), Joshua Blanchard (Michelle); grandchildren, Michael, John, Colleen, JD, Ben, Mckala, John, Brandon, Kylee, Julia, and John (Jake); brother, Alexander (Butch) Blanchard (Sandy), brother, William Blanchard (Judith); seven great-grandchildren, Megan, Michael, Sarah, Gabriella, Matthew, Alexander and Doc.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, (TODAY), from 9 to 11 a.m. at Aycock-Riverside Funeral and Cremation Center, 1112 Military Trail, Jupiter, Fla. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 12 p.m., St. Jude Catholic Church, 204 US Highway 1, Tequesta, Fla. A memorial service will be held in Connecticut at a later date in the fall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 E Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407. Online condolences may be made at
Published in The Record-Journal on Aug. 19, 2014