Daniel J. Blackledge

Born: Tue., Aug. 7, 1951
Died: Sun., Jan. 29, 2012


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Feb. 03, 2012
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Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Feb. 03, 2012

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Daniel J. Blackledge, age 60, 202 W. Fourth St., Bloomsburg, died at 6:55 p. m. Sunday, January 29, 2012, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, where he was admitted earlier in the day. He was in failing health since mid November, 2011.

Born in Bloomsburg on Aug. 7, 1951, he was the son of June (Oberst) Blackledge, with whom he resided and the late John Blackledge, Jr. He spent most of his life in Bloomsburg and was a 1969 graduate of Bloomsburg High School. He received a Batchelor of Arts degree and Masters Degree from Bloomsburg University.

Daniel was a wonderful son who was devoted to his mother and a devoted uncle to his nieces and nephews. He was an accomplished artist.

He served with the U. S. Air Force Strategic Air Command during the Vietnam War. He was stationed in Guam and Labrador.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Heller Telesky on Feb. 6, 2011.

Surviving in addition to his mother are three brothers: Larry A. Heller, and his wife Linda, Bernville; David J. Blackledge, and his wife Deb, Bloomsburg; Thomas Blackledge, and his wife Amelia, Bloomsburg; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Fri. at 11 a. m. in Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ, 260 E. Seventh St., Bloomsburg, with the Rev. Stephen D. Engelhardt, pastor of the Church officiating. Interment in New Rosemont Cemetery, Espy. The family will receive friends at the Church from 10-11 a. m.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg.

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Kathy Hummel
   Posted Mon January 30, 2012
Danny ... you will be missed bunches by your classmates of 1969! Your shy grin ... your quiet way ... your talent ... you added color to any group or conversation when you joined in! God Speed, dear friend! We will always remember you!

Sara Mika
   Posted Tue January 31, 2012
Dan, we will miss you and your gorgeous, serene paintings!

Bill Matthews
   Posted Tue January 31, 2012
Dan although we have not seen you in forever,, you will be in our prayers, also for your family. You were a special person from the class of 69. You will not be soon forgotten.

Rev. and Mrs Arnold (Butch) Keller
   Posted Tue January 31, 2012
Mrs Blackledge, Larry, Dave , and Tommy; Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of Danny. He will be truley missed.

Rev. and Mrs Arnold (Butch) Keller Jr.
   Posted Tue January 31, 2012
Mrs Blackledge, Larry, David, Tommy, and family; Please accept our deepest sympathy, with the passing of Danny. He will be truly missed.

Tom Naunas
   Posted Wed February 01, 2012
I was really shocked to hear this news. It was always great to see him at the meetings of the class of '69. He always brought a big smile to my face with his wonderful spirit. Will miss you, Danny.

Robert Brown
   Posted Thu February 02, 2012
I''''ll always have fond memories of participating in the Art League with you and your beautiful paintings. Your work will live on and be appreciated by many for years to come.

Brigitte Callay
   Posted Thu February 02, 2012
My sincerest condolences to the Blackledge family. Dan was such a friendly and kind neighbor.

Joe Gillespie
   Posted Fri February 10, 2012
A friend and a great guy who will be sadly missed.
He was always upbeat and never had a bad thing to say about anyone.
He has moved on to a better place for sure...

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