Blanche R. McNabb, 86, of New Kensington, passed away on Friday, June 12, 2020 at UPMC—St. Margaret’s, Pittsburgh. She was born November 16, 1933 in New Kensington to the late John and Lucy C. (Hodges) McCollim. Blanche resided all of her life in New Kensington. She was a graduate of Ken High, class of 1953. Blanche was a teacher’s aide for the New Ken-Arnold School District, then worked for the New Kensington Police Department as a crossing guard. Blanche was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church, Arnold. In addition, she enjoyed baking. Her true avocation was following her children and grandchildren in all of their sporting events; so much so, that she wasn’t the least bit hesitant to yell at a referee when he made a “bad call”. She was also well known for hosting family and friends on Saturdays for a rather large lunch.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Ronald L. McNabb of 63 years, whom she married on September 8, 1956, her son, Ronald (Kris Ann) McNabb of Lower Burrell, her daughter, Lucy (Mark) Kaczanowicz of Lower Burrell, her son, Michael (Renae) McNabb of New Kensington, 7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and her brother, John McCollim of Virginia and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents mentioned above, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 5 sisters.
Her family will receive family and friends from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday, (June 16) at the CHURCHFIELD-PETERS FUNERAL HOME, 501 Fifth Avenue, New Kensington, where funeral ceremonies will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday (June 17) with her pastor the Reverend Marsha Adams officiating. Committal services and burial will follow in the Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell.
In Lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions may be made to: Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley, 533 Linden Avenue, New Kensington, PA 15068.
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