Edward Blanco passed away on May 8, 2021 in Sacramento at the age of 79. He was born in Gonzales, Calif., on Dec. 17, 1941 to Florencio and Sally Blanco. He graduated from Gonzales High School and later joined the U.S. Army, where he fought in the Vietnam War. In 2014, Edward moved from Gonzales to Sacramento to live with his daughter and grandson. Edward loved watching Redskins football and Dodgers baseball. When he wasn't watching sports, he enjoyed old Western movies. Edward was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Marie (Blanco) Bilir; and his son, Nathan Blanco. He is survived by his daughter, Gina Garcia; granddaughter, Brittni Hernandez; grandsons, Nathan Blanco, Anthony Garcia, Desmond Martinez; and his great-grandson, Malikii Lavern. Edward is also survived by two nieces and a nephew, as well as many other friends and extended family. Services will be held Saturday, June 5, 2021 with a Rosary beginning at 1 p.m. followed by the Memorial Mass at 1:30 p.m. at St. Theodore's Church in Gonzales.
Published by Salinas Valley Tribune from May 26 to Jun. 1, 2021.