Michael Ross Blandina, 97, of Wyoming, passed away at his home on Friday, July 12, 2013. His wife, Claire, died in December of 2012.
Born April 30, 1916, Michael was a son of Vincenzo and Rose Butera Blandina of Pittston. He left school at an early age to help support his family upon the death of his father.
He became a machinist and could literally fix anything mechanical. He was one of the founders of the Wyoming/West Wyoming Little League. He owned Dixie Frocks Dress Factory for more than 25 years before getting into the apartment business in building Blandina Apartments in West Wyoming.
Michael belonged to St. Monica's Parish in West Wyoming.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Leonard Blandina; and sister, Angie Gilroy.
Michael is survived by his three sons, "Vincent" James and his wife, Gloria, Wyoming, Michael and his wife, Jan, West Wyoming, Leonard, West Wyoming; grandchildren, Jaime and her husband, Jay Weinschenck, Duryea, Michael and his wife, Arienne Blandina, Raleigh, N.C., Michelle and her husband, Justin Adams, Wyoming, Adrienne Blandina, Wyoming, and Olivia and Alexa Blandina, West Wyoming; great-grandchildren, Brady and Sophia Adams and Vincenzo Blandina; sisters, Carmella Caprio, Connie Sabetta, Rose Sidorowicz and Vincentine "Babe" Fulmer; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township.
Donations, if desired, may be made in Mike's name to the Care and Concern Free Health Clinic, 35 William St., Pittston, PA 18640.
For further information or to express condolences to Michael's family, please visit www.grazianofuneralhome.com.
GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC
700 TOWNSHIP BLVD
Pittston, PA 18640
Published in Times Leader on July 13, 2013