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“Thinking of you and family Kevin! ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Linda Frank - Seattle, WA

“Rayetta, I just found out your dad had passed I am so sorry. Earth has no sorrow that heaven can't heal. Please contact me love you Carolyn! ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Carolyn Knight - Munroe falls, OH

“Kevin so sad to hear about the loss of your father! Prayers to you, your sister, and all of your family members. Praying that strength, peace, and...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Becka Garrett - Phoenix, AZ

“My thoughts are with you ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Fred Bissler - Overland Park, KS

“When I think of the word gentleman Mac automatically comes to mind That's whom and what he was It doesn't take a lot of words to express words of...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Marvin Henderson - Ravenna, OH

“Dear Family,Both of us have good memories of working with Malcolm years ago at Chrysler Twinsburg. June & Jim Feldt ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: June Feldt

“Dear Family,Our dear Friend Malcolm was loved by so many. Mac is a part of my lifelong memories, and he is always in my heart. Malcolm, Ernie and I...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Daryle Fullum - Ravenna, OH

“To Rayetta & Family,Praying that God will comfort you and your family in such a way you will know it is the hand of God. He was a wonderful, always...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Kimberly Grant - CANTON, OH

“Dear Rayetta, Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Tammy ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Tammy Noble-Honaker - Atwater, OH


Malcolm G. 'Gary' Blanchard, 81, of Kent, died Sunday, June 11, 2017, at UH Portage Medical Center, after a long battle with congestive heart failure.

He was born May 1, 1936 in Cadiz, to Noah and Martha (Strother) Blanchard. He was a member of the Ravenna Avenue Church of God. Malcolm retired from Chrysler after 44 years of service.

He is survived by daughter, Rayetta Willis of Sacramento, CA; son, Kevin Wayne Blanchard of Fullerton, CA; grandchildren, Porscha (White) Barclay of Sacramento, CA, Cameron Willis of New York, NY and Adrian Blanchard of Fullerton, CA; brother, Dwayne Blanchard of Columbus; sisters, Sylvia Blanchard and Esther Wallace both of Columbus. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary (O'Neil) Blanchard; brothers, Noah, Gregory and Marvin Blanchard; sisters, Linda Blanchard and Sue Christian.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Thursday, June 22 at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home with Pastor Derrick Kendrick officiating, where calling hours will be held from 11 AM until the time of service. Burial will be held at Standing Rock Cemetery.