February 12, 2022

Bruce A Blanchard

Bruce Alger Blanchard “Butch”, 58, of Roxbury, died suddenly on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville. He was born in Morristown and was a 1982 graduate of Roxbury High School. He was a flooring specialist, who enjoyed fishing, golf, and especially people. He also became an organ donor through the Sharing Network. 

 He is survived by his sisters; Kimberly Jacobsen (Richard) of Roxbury Township, Pamela VanNorman (Donald) of Jefferson, and 5 nieces and nephews; Michael and Alexis, Joseph and Kimmy, Nicole, Jonathon and Aubree, Jason and Andrea; and 3 great nieces and soon to be great nephew. He also leaves behind his extended family of friends.

 He formed deep friendships, fishing and golfing weren’t his only passion, he loved watching the Mets and Cowboys. As well as he loved singing and dancing to all different genres no matter who was watching or listening. He was a huge pet lover, and all the family dogs, horses, goats, and cats loved him deeply. He enjoyed baking his famous chocolate chip cookies and cooking his delicious meatballs that he passed out all over town. He touched so many people’s hearts everyday that we were blessed to have him with us. Butch was the type to always put others before himself, even if that meant spending his last penny just to make sure everyone had a good time. He always had the best attitude toward life no matter what the circumstances were. How’s that saying go?: “live everyday like its your last”. He truly did. When it came to someone needing help, a person to talk to or vent to he was a great listener and always made time for everyone, even if there was something more important he should have been doing.

 He always lived life to its fullest and was caring, funny, and always had a heart of gold for everyone in his life. He will be dearly missed by all. Although, he was taking from us way to soon, he will want us all to remember the fun times we have shared with him and the amazing memories that were made together.

“To all those that think of me, be happy as I go out to sea. If others wonder why I’m missing, just tell them I’ve gone fishing”.

Friends and relatives may visit at the Davis and Hepplewhite Funeral Home,96 Main St., Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Friday (February 18th) from 3 – 6 pm, with a service at 5 pm. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, 10 am, at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery.


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