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BRUCE K. BLACKBURN October 5, 1951 - January 11, 2021

January 11, 2021

BRUCE K. BLACKBURN, 69, of Exeter passed away Monday in Residential Hospice Inpatient Unit of Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Philadelphia he was the son of the late Davis and Vilma (Rahn) Blackburn. He was a graduate of Willingboro High School in Willingboro, NJ and received his associate degree in computer science. He was a veteran of the US Air Force serving 2 tours in Vietnam. For 25 years he was employed at the TP Corp and prior to his retirement he was employed at Bridon American Corp for 10 years. For 27 years he served as the sexton for the Wyoming Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Lithuanian Club of Exeter, VFW post 6518 of Exeter, Swoyersville American Legion post 644.

Preceding him in death was his grandmother Grace Blackburn, her Husband Herbert Blackburn, brothers Mark and Kirk Blackburn. as well as many other relatives and friends.

Surviving is his wife of 28yrs the former Ann Hargrave; nephew: Joshua Kasper who he loved like a son, Pittston; children; Bruce Blackburn Jr., MA; Marissa Blackburn, Mountain Top; brothers; Craig Blackburn and his wife Jeanette, NJ; Paul Blackburn and his fiancé Selena, MA; nephews; Jonathan Kasper; Nicholas Blackburn; Davis Blackburn, Jeffrey Huie, Jaxon Blackburn niece; Sarah Blackburn, Jordan Blackburn, Adrianna Blackburn; pets: Boobsie, Dammy Girl, Corkey

Along with friends and family Bruce will be missed by all who knew him. Never be sorry for losing him. Feel blessed for having him in our lives.

Funeral service will be held Saturday at 10am in the Metcalfe Shaver Kopcza Funeral Home Inc 504 Wyoming Avenue Wyoming.

Interment will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas.

Friends may call Friday 6-8pm in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to FBS Initiative Inc. PO Box 9510, Wilmington, Delaware 19809

For more information or to send condolence please visit us at www.metcalfeshaver.com.


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    Tricia Grego says

    Annie, what a beautiful Tribute to your Amazing Bruce. He was an amazing man, unselfish and a pillar of the community, church, armed forces and beyond. Many don’t accomplish so much is a short time. He definitely achieved many accolades, but I am sure the MOST cherished is You!!

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    Bobbi-Jo Blackburn says

    Bruce may you rip its been 13yrs since your brother my husband Mark S.Blackburn passed away. Ill remember all the great times we had togeither and the vacations we all went on the 4 of use were always together. Say hello to Mark for me and may you both watch over annie and me!!! Love you all and Kirk and Suzie💔🙏💔🙏💔🙏💔🙏

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    Amy Hunter says

    Bruce gave me many happy memories. Always a true, wonderful friend. He made it clear to the world just how much he adores you, Annie. He’s with Jesus now, sending you sign after sign of his love and His love.. no question! I’m here to lean on during tough times. I’m beyond sad this has happened beyond words. I’m blessed to have known your incredible husband. I’m glad you’re coming back home with me for a bit. I’m happy God and Bruce made it where I’m able to be here with you. ❤️🙏🏼❤️

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