The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


April 29, 2010

Brian D. Blanda

JOHNSTOWN — BLANDA – Brian D., 43, Johnstown, died April 27, 2010, at home.  Born Nov, 9, 1966, in Johnstown, son of Robert and Frances (Furnari) Blanda.  Preceded in death by father and grandmothers.  Survived by mother, Johnstown; brothers and sisters, John Tomak, and wife, Judy, Massachusetts; Pamela, married to Victor Good; Carla, married to Larry Lloyd; Linda, married to Michael Matala; Barbara, married to Greg Hileman; and Robert Blanda, and wife, Linda, all of Johnstown.  Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.  Brian will be sadly missed by his beloved pets, Camie and Beau.  Brian graduated from Bedford High School.  Friends received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Hindman Funeral Homes and Crematory Inc., 146 Chandler Ave., where service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. Nancy Hoover officiating.  Interment, St. Francis Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Frances Furnari in care of Hindman Funeral Homes, 146 Chandler Ave,. Johnstown, Pa. 15906, exclusive provider of veterans and family memorial care.  (

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