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Gary F. Blank, 67, of Wellersburg, Pa., passed away Friday, May 12, 2017, at the University of Maryland Medical Hospital.
Born on Jan. 14, 1950, in Cumberland, to Raymond D. and Dorothy E. (Blank) Blank. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Dale E. Blank; and sisters, Diane DeHaven and Evelyn Stott; brother-in-law, Gerald Middleton; and two nephews.
Gary was retired from Local 616 Labor Union of Cumberland and was previously employed by Braddock Construction and Sanner Brothers Coal Company. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, farmer and enjoyed hunting mushrooms. His favorite season was Spring enjoying all its new life, especially the Red Bud trees.
Surviving are his sisters, Joan Sager and husband, Joe, Hyndman, and Norma Middleton, Frostburg; brothers, Leslie Blank and wife, LaVerne, Hyndman, Dwayne Blank and wife, Barbara, Wellersburg, and David Blank and wife, Renee, Eckhart; 13 nieces and nephews; and friend, Mary Louise Oster.
Family and friends will be received at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Avenue, Frostburg, on Monday, May 15, 2017, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ken Korns officiating.
Interment will be in Hyndman Cemetery.
The family would like to express their gratitude and much thanks to sister, Norma for the special care she gave Gary throughout his battle with Leukemia; and to Leslie for driving him to and from appointments and treatments in Morgantown and Baltimore. He had so much will to live and fought so hard. Rest in peace Gary, we love you.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family following the obituary at www.durstfuneralhome.com.
Published on May 13, 2017
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