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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On August 2, 2020 @ 9:24 am In Obituary | No Comments

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David Fuentes Blanco, 97, born Feb 28, 1923, of Phoenix Arizona, went home to be with Jesus. He passed peacefully on July 19, 2020.  He was loved by all who knew him, a peaceful man with a beat of his own drum. He served in the army during WWII in the Philippines as a corpsman. After WWII, he married in 1955 his beloved wife Nellie (Urias) Blanco who had three children Yolanda Solis (Timothy), David “Mark” Blanco (Norma), and Svetlana Madsen (Obadiah). He has 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

He also attended the Culinary Institute of America studying to be a Sousse Chef in New Haven, Conn. He sang in the Phoenix Orpheus Male Chorus (Arizona’s Cowboy Ambassadors).  They recorded 2 albums.  The album in 1962 states “The Cowboy Ambassadors are not an unusual group of everyday Americans.  They love American first…they love the good life and their fellow man.  They are “We the People” and “The Voice of America” with the best of the rest of the world thrown in, and they’ll go anywhere to prove that ‘singing is better than fighting’.”  Later the group participated in the “Austrian International Song Festival.”  They were invited to attend the German Sangerbund, 100th Anniversary Celebration in Essen, Germany in 1962 and perform the national anthem for the New York Yankees.

David is preceded in death by his brothers and sisters Piedad, Margaret, Rutillo, Henry, and Grace.  His only surviving Sister Esther Ostic of Canyon Country, CA.   David worked for the United States Postal Service for 43 years.  He loved cooking and would sell his burritos and salsa at his favorite places.  When he was not working, he was an active gardener, photographer and loved to crochet with his cajones (inside joke).

He loved people of all nationalities, traveled to Europe, Hawaii, Philippines and throughout the US.  Funeral services will be held Friday, August 7, 2020 at 10:00 am at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix. A church service will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 10:00 am at Hillsong Mesa Campus, 655 E University Mesa.

The family would like to thank all the caregivers, nurses, doctors, VA Hospital and Clinic, who helped in his care throughout his life.

David’s favorite quote“You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.  And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.  Therefore, be at peace with God whatever you conceive Him to be.  And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.  with all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.  Be cheerful.  Strive to be happy.” by Max Ehrmann 1927 Desiderata.

The service will be live streamed Friday, August 7, 2020 starting at 10:00 am at https://www.facebook.com/WhitneyMurphyFH/live/

Condolences and Hugs from Home may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com


Condolences for the family of “BLANCO, DAVID FUENTES”

Condolence from Angela Mack on August 2nd, 2020 9:34 pm

Sending my prayers and condolences to Mark and your family I slightly remember your dad so sweet and friendly and selling his Salsa! Even in retirement he would visit the post office to talk to people and I saw him a few times at 7 Eleven and would say hey!
Take care from your postal friend Angela

Condolence from Robert Tallent on August 3rd, 2020 9:06 pm

My sympathy and prayers to the Blanco family during this difficult time, loved your Dads salsa, been a while Mark.
God Bless,
Rob Tallent

Condolence from Rich Escobedo on August 4th, 2020 12:48 am

Condolences to Mark and the Blanco family. May he Rest In Peace! Our Prayers to the family!

Condolence from Julie Shannan on August 4th, 2020 1:59 pm

Hugs to the Blanco family. What a life-so well lived and loved!!! His salsa was amazing but sounds like only a small part of his talents.

Condolence from Deb Grzyb on August 4th, 2020 3:39 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Blanco family at this difficult time. We worked with David at the Post Office, he took our pictures when we got married (44 years ago), and the salsa…he made so much for us that he finally wrote down the ingredients for me. I still have that paper! R.I.P
Rich & Deb Grzyb

Condolence from Norma Montano on August 6th, 2020 11:31 am

My sincere sympathy and prayers to the Blanco family ♥️✝️

Condolence from Dee Dee Johnson on August 6th, 2020 5:30 pm

Our Deepest Sympathy & Condolences to our Blanco Family. May He rest In Heaven Peacefully.❤️

Condolence from Maggie Blaetz on August 7th, 2020 5:18 pm

To the Blanco Family: Your father sounds like a wonderful man, with so many talents, and good looks. I never had the privilege of meeting him but I do know Mark. Your father taught you well. May God embrace your entire family with love and happiness.

Condolence from Blanco Galindo Family on August 8th, 2020 2:39 pm

Tio David will always be remembered with loving memories. Our condolences to his family. May your happy memories quickly overshadow the sadness you feel today.

Condolence from Esther Delgado on August 8th, 2020 9:22 pm

My sincere condolences on your loss. I worked with David at the Post Office for many years and I will always remember his cheerful, outgoing personality, and how he always spoke of his family with such a great sense of pride. From one of David’s fellow Nixie clerks.

Condolence from Ben Gonzales on August 31st, 2020 7:11 pm

Ben Gonzales
August 31, 2020

My condolences to the Blanco family. I was a Postal Worker with David Blanco. He was a good friend always giving me good advise. David was a cheerful and energetic person. He told me how he enjoyed making his salsa. I let him know how great the taste was. My memories with David Blanco will not be forgotten. May he be at Rest in Heaven.. To the Blanco Family.. I have been out of town for a while and this why my late message of Condolence

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