Warren "Benny" Blanchard


Warren “Benny” Blanchard 85, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 23, 2017. Born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on May 24, 1931, he was the son of Warren and Mary Blanchard.

Benny was a Sergeant in the US Army serving in the Korean War. He was a field engineer for Unisys in Albany for 35 years. After his retirement, he started his own business Adirondack Computer Services.

Benny liked to watch football. In his younger years, he enjoyed camping and traveling with his family.

He was predeceased by his sister Barbara McKay. Benny is survived by his wife of 65 years Sylvia; their children Melissa Wallace (Robert) of Mechanicville, Peter Blanchard (Kathy) of Sarasota, Florida, and Darren Blanchard (Evelynn) of Gansevoort; grandchildren Laura (Nicholas), Michael, Elizabeth, David, Ashley, Nicole, Carrie (Michael) and Sarah; great granddaughters Elise and Caroline; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, January 26 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

A graveside service will be held 2pm Friday, January 27 at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Hoosick Falls.

Memorial contributions in memory of Benny may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Guest Book

Peter Netusil

I am so sorry for the loss to his family, Friends and Colleagues and the loss of a GREAT, GREAT man to this world. He was the most gentle and kind man I have ever met. His smile and humor were infectious. I Pray the Lord will send "The Comforter" to all who knew and cherished him as I do. He taught me so much. He will be forever missed by so many. We were ALL Blessed to know him and have him in our lives.

I love you and I will see you in Heaven Benny!

Peter

Craig Gould

My condolences to the entire Blanchard family. Benny and I worked together at Unisys in the 1970s. Benny always had a smile on his face and a can-do attitude about his work. He could solve so many hard problems. And, I will never forget the day his car broke down in the northbound lane of the Northway, on the Twin Bridges, during the evening commute home!
He even had a smile then. He was a wonderful man!

Barbara Boucher

I will miss you, Uncle Benny.
Aunt Sylvia, Melissa, Peter, and Darren, I'm praying for you and your families to have only sweet memories, knowing that his was a life filled with so much love and humor. He was one-of-a-kind.
My love to all of you... Barb

Chris Bisceglia

Dear Laura, Melissa,
So sorry to hear about the passing of your father and grandfather. Our times are in His hands. And God will comfort us.
Love in Christ,
Chris and Tom Bisceglia

Holly Mabb

My sincere sympathies to Benny's family on his passing. He serviced our computers at Kingsbury Town Hall and was a wonderful man. I'll remember his bow ties.

Lynn Robinson

So very sorry for the loss of your father, met him at the girl's birthday parties many years ago a very nice man and a wonderful grandfather.

Helen F. Fish.."Happy"

I want to send love and prayers for all of Benny's family....He was a great man to all his family & friends...May God bless & comfort all of you in your time of loss.....HF

Charles Mochon & Family

I worked with Benny for 11 years at Burroughs/Unisys and felt that he was a mentor and great friend! I'm so sorry for your loss! May God bring you comfort in these difficult times.

Sincerely,
Charles "Chuck" Mochon and Family