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Ernest G. "Ernie" Blancato, Jr.

August 6, 1955 ~ April 5, 2022 (age 66)


Ernest G. “Ernie” Blancato, Jr., 66, of Lakewood, WA, formerly of Bergholz, OH sadly passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at his home with his family at his side. He was born August 6, 1955 in Steubenville. He is the son of the late Ernest and Bessie (Demas) Blancato. He is also preceded in death by his mother in law and friend Tu Kim; infant sister Rosalind Blancato; nephew Christopher Flores; niece Danielle Rowan and many uncles and aunts.

Ernie retired as a SSGT in the U.S. Army after 20 plus years. He loved to be out fishing as much as he could with his buddy grandson Leo, his sons and best friends.

Ernie is survived by his wife of 43 years Sukhui Blancato; two sons Antonio and Christopher (Stefanie); his only grandchild Leonard “Leo” Blancato all of Lakewood, WA; sisters Catherine (Jim) Weidler, Jennifer Blancato, Anna (Harry) Reese and Debra Culp; brother Steve (Tammy) Blancato; uncle Richard (Pam) Blancato; aunts Angeline Holbrook and Elizabeth Blancato; several nieces, nephews and special close friends in Lakewood, WA.

Military services were held in Lakewood, WA at the convenience of the family.

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