Gerald D. (Jerry) Blando

Monday, September 13, 2004

GERALD D. (JERRY) BLANDO, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born Sept. 24, 1938, in Aberdeen, S. Dak., a son of Anton Lawrence and Ruby Ellen (Williams) Blando. He died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, in Little Rock, at the age of 65.

Jerry was a truck driver for North American Van Lines. He was of the Catholic faith. Jerry was a veteran, having served with the United States Navy.

He is survived by his longtime friend and companion, Lynn Murray of Eureka Springs; his son and daughter, Daniel and Barbie both of Oregon; one sister, Shirley Henwood of Alaska; three grandchildren; other relatives; and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Anton and Ruby Blando; his daughter, Mary Ellen; and his granddaughter, Stephanie.

Graveside funeral services were to be held at 4 p.m.. Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, at the Eureka Springs Cemetery. Interment was to follow the service in the Eureka Springs Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at