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George "Joby" Blankley

December 16, 1937 — April 19, 2024


George "Joby" Blankley

George "Joby" Blankley Jr. age 86, of Hancock, MD, passed away Friday April 19, 2024, at Meritus Medical Center , Hagerstown, Maryland.

Born Thursday, December 16, 1937 in Warfordsburg, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late George W.  and Hilda H. Bishop Blankley.

He attended Warfordsburg Schools, he was a mechanic retiring from US Silica in 2004 after 38 years of service, Joby was a member of Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church the Cumberland Valley Antique Tractor Club,  enjoyed hunting, fishing , woodworking, restoring antique John Deere tractors, attending tractor shows, camping, and was an avid Gardner.

Joby is survived by two daughters, Gale Shafer and husband Jimmy Smith of Artemas, Pa. Lenore Stains of Greencastle, Pa., and one son Roger and wife Sherry of Warfordsburg, six grandchildren; John, Heather, Laken, Shane, Sethretha, Jay R, and  twelve great and two great-great grandchildren, three brothers, Dale, Rusty and Steve.; Four sisters, Anna J. Crilly, Evelyn Powell, Bessie Wagner and Betty Johnson, and his life long partner of 47 years, Patsy Weller.  Joby is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by five brothers; Kenneth, Joseph, Grant, Ronald and Lot Blankley, one sister Shirley Blankley, and one granddaughter Santana.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be held at Warfordsburg  Presbyterian Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Grove-Rogowski funeral Home, 141 West Main Street, Hancock, MD, online condolences can be expressed to the family at www.


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