James R. “Jim” Blank

August 19, 1944 ‒ November 02, 2019

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: James R.”Jim” Blank, 75, of Mansfield, passed away Saturday November 2, 2019 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital following a brief illness.

He was born August 19, 1944 in Cambridge, Ohio, to James & Marion (Keegan) Blank and was graduated from Saint Francis Seminary in Cincinnati in 1963. Jim also graduated from Ohio University in 1968 earning a bachelor’s degree in Finance.  He served in Vietnam (Army) from 1968-1971.

On December 1st 1973 he married Terry Fox. Jim retired from Ohio Bureau of Employment Services after 30 years. He also worked for several years at The Board of Elections after his retirement. Jim was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Parish and served as an usher. He was also a member of the American Legion.

Jim is survived by his wife, Terry Blank. They would have celebrated 46 years of marriage this December. Sons James V. Blank, of Mansfield, Michael (Amber) of Raleigh, N.C., Stephen (Yvonne) of Walnut Creek, Ohio. Grandchildren: Jonathan, Elly, Alex & Benjamin Blank; Brother John (Mary) Blank and sister, Janet Grohe, Brother in law and sister in law Fred & Marcia Haag. Several Cousins, Nieces and Nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, and in-laws Vernon & Wilma Fox, Sister In-law Jackie Fox.

The family will receive friends today, Tuesday November 5th, 2019 from 4pm- 8pm in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where vigil services will begin at 8pm.  Funeral mass will be held on Wednesday at 10am at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Graveside services will follow at Mansfield Cemetery where military honors will be performed by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail.

The Blank family would like to express gratitude to the staff in ICU at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital for their kindness and compassion in caring for Jim.

Memorial Contributions to the Monsignor Dunn Foundation or the OhioHealth Hospital may be made through the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

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  • We have fond memories of you all from our days together at St. Peter’s while the boys were there. We are very sorry for your great loss and will keep you all in our prayers. God bless you!

  • To the family of Jim Blank, my deepest condolence, my friend is at rest, I will be praying for your comfort at this time. For God has request the service of a good man in his kingdom. God bless You All!

  • Terry,
    Jim and I are deeply sorry to hear of your loss of your very wonderful husband. You and your family are in our prayers. We are sorry we are unable to attend the services for him, as we are scheduled to care for June, and it is difficult to find someone. Please know we care deeply for you, and wish you God’s blessing of comfort and peace.
    Love, Jim and Brenda Blaney

  • Terry, I am so sorry for your loss of Jim. I don’t get the paper anymore and I just read about it on Richland Source. I was shocked and felt bad that I didn’t make it to calling hours or the Mass. I know what you are going through and if you need some support please call me. I am so sorry for all of your family. Prayers!!

  • Terry I am so sorry for your loss…I just saw this..You and the family have my deepest condolences..my thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless.
    Tammy Newcomb.