Howard Junior Blank


Howard Junior Blank, 81, of Surfside Beach, S.C., formerly of Cumberland, went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 3, 2019, surrounded by his family.
Born on Jan. 6, 1938, he was the son of the late Howard Thomas and Alverda (Langer) Blank. He was preceded in death by a grandson, James Thomas Ahern; brother, Thomas Blank; and sister, Betty Windemuth.
He was a Methodist by faith. He served eight years in the Navy Reserves. He was a graduate of Allegany High School, Class of 1956. Howard taught welding for 17 years through the ACC adult education program at Vo-Tech Center in Cresaptown. He retired from Walter N. Yoder and Sons, where he had 37 years of service. He resided in Myrtle Beach after retirement where he became an avid golfer.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Violet (Mauk) Blank; four sons, James T. Blank, Richard Scott Blank and wife, Sandra, Rodney R. Blank and wife Tina, Howard Junior Blank II; and one daughter, Sheri D.(Blank) Snyder and husband, Wayne; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Richard Blank; and three sisters, Jaunita Lynch, Carol Shafer, Martha Mumma.
Celebration of life services will be held at the Cumberland Outdoor Club, 31 Thomas St., Cumberland, on Saturday, May 25, 2019, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Family and friends are welcome to celebrate.
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Published on May 12, 2019
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Rita Garrett Cross
May 14, 2019
So, so sorry to hear of your loss! He was such a wonderful husband and father! All of you are in my thoughts and prayers!
Kathy (Brown) Evans
May 12, 2019
I am sorry to hear about Junior passing. Sending my love to all of you. RIP
Jean Catania
May 11, 2019
R.I.P. Jr. You will be missed, especially at cards, bingo, Bunco and cruises.