Michael Ross Blandina
April 30, 1916 - July 12, 2013
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Michael Ross Blandina, 97, of Wyoming passed away at his home on Friday, July 12, 2013. His wife Claire died in December of 2012.
Born April 30, 1916, Michael was the son of Vincenzo and Rose Butera Blandina of Pittston. He left school at an early age to help support his family upon the death of his father. He became a machinist and could literally fix anything mechanical. He was one of the founders of the Wyoming / West Wyoming Little League. He owned Dixie Frocks Dress Factory for more than 25 years before getting into the apartment business in building Blandina Apartments in West Wyoming. Michael belonged to St. Monica’s Parish in West Wyoming.
Michael is survived by his three sons: (Vincent) James & his wife Gloria, Wyoming, Michael & his wife Jan, West Wyoming, Leonard, West Wyoming. Also surviving are grandchildren: Jaime and her husband Jay Weinschenck, Duryea, Michael & his wife Arienne Blandina, Raleigh, NC, Michelle & her husband Justin Adams, Wyoming, Adrienne Blandina, Wyoming, and Olivia and Alexa Blandina, West Wyoming; great-grandchildren: Brady & Sophia Adams and Vincenzo Blandina; Sisters Carmella Caprio, Connie Sabetta, Rose Sidorowicz and Vincentine (Babe) Fulmer. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Leonard Blandina and Sister Angie Gilroy.
Funeral services are being handled by Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Twp., Pa.
Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations, if desired, may be made in Mike’s name to the “Care and Concern Free Health Clinic”, 35 William St., Pittston, PA 18640.
For further information or to express your condolences to Michael’s family, please visit www.GrazianoFuneralHome.com