Obituary of John Blatcher Jr.
John Blatcher Jr., 87, of Lafayette NY, passed away Saturday April 20, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Pennsylvania and raised in Binghamton NY. He retired from Rollway Bearing after 32 years of membership. He enjoyed traveling to Vegas, Aruba, and Atlantic City to gamble, as well as Nascar Racing, planting flowers, and smoking.
He was predeceased by his parents, John Sr. Blatcher and Ann Blatcher; brother Lawrence Blatcher; and a sister Antoinette Nisiewicz. John is survived by his loving family, son Richard (Faith) Blatcher; daughter Pamela (Bernard) Perry; four grandchildren, Craig Blatcher, Stephanie (Mike) Magee, Matthew McConnell, Megan (Mark Mosley) McConnell; and eight great-grandchildren, Adison, Lexi, Avalin, Drake, Otis, Owen, Wyatt, and Qwin; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held April 24, 2019 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Ballweg and Lunsford Funeral Homes, 2584 Field Lane, Lafayette 13084. A funeral service will be held the next norning at the funeral home, at 10:00am. Burial will be held at Onondaga Valley Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, for those wishing to make a contribution in John’s memory, please do so to Upstate Cancer Fund.