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Robert Joseph "Bob" Blanchard

Robert Joseph Blanchard, Bob, 87, of Drayden, MD formerly from Lexington Park, MD passed away on May 22, 2019 at his home. He was born on January 10, 1932 in New Orleans, LA and was the son of the late Enola Boudreaux Blanchard and Theophile Blanchard. Bob is survived by his children Barbara A. Boettger (Roger) of Mansfield, TX, Gloria M. Roberts (Mike) of Drayden, MD seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and his sister Gloria B. Abadie (Billy) of New Orleans, LA. He was preceded in death by his sister Viola Mae Abadie.

Bob graduated from Redemptorist High School in 1950. He moved to St. Mary’s County, MD in 1982. Bob was a Receiving Manager for Giant Open Air Markets. He served in the United States Navy from 1950 to 1970. While serving the United States Navy served in the Korean and Vietnam War and earned the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Quemoy), United Nations Service Medal and Good Conduct Fourth Award.

In addition, he was a member of the Fleet Reserve, and St. Mary’s County Softball Hall of Fame. Bob enjoyed softball, crabbing, playing cards, watching baseball, and football (New Orleans Saints or Dallas Cowboys). He loved being with family and cooking crabs at family get togethers.

A Graveside Service will be held on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 10:15 AM in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery Cheltenham, MD. Pallbearers will be Keith Boettger, Robert Boettger, Brittany Bodnar, Billy Bodnar, Adam Bodnar and Mike Roberts. Honorary Pallbearers will be Blake Brady, Brice Bodnar, Riley Boettger, Trent Brady, Brylin Bodnar, Braden Chambers,Liam Boettger, Benjamin Boettger and Michaela Boettger.

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