Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
April 27, 2013 9:32 am EDT


MOUNT VERNON — Theodore L. Blank, 73, of Mount Vernon, died Thursday, April 25, 2013, at his residence following a long illness.

Theodore was born March 25, 1940, in Kingsville to Perle Thurman Blank and Mary Louise (Simmons) Blank. He was a graduate of Kingsville High School and Ohio University where he earned degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering and was certified as a Professional Engineer.

Theodore had spent his entire working life with the Entronics Division of Cooper Energy Services and retired from Rolls-Royce in Mount Vernon in 1999.

He enjoyed gun collecting and often participated in target shooting.

Surviving are his wife, Judith (Stewart) Blank whom he married Aug. 3, 1962; his son, David Blank; and his sister, Elinor Griggs.

Friends may call Monday from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, where funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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The family chose the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon to assist them with arrangements.

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