Henry Joseph (Hank) Blaney, born April 8, 1935 and raised in Jackson Heights, NY. He died peacefully on Nov. 19, 2012 after a long, courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Hank graduated from Manhattan College and New York University with advanced degrees. He was an electrical engineer whose career spanned several decades at Bell Labs, AT&T, NY Telephone, NYNEX and Verizon, where he was on the forefront of innovative telecommunications technology. Hank particularly enjoyed Irish music and culture, and among the highlights of his life were his trips to Ireland to trace his family roots and visit relatives. He was also an avid photographer. Hank's faith also gave him great comfort. He was a longtime member of St. Patrick's parish in Bedford, NY. Hank was devoted to his family, and particularly later in his life, his grandchildren gave him great joy.
Beloved husband and father, he leaves behind his loving wife of 48 years, Kathleen; daughters, Mary, (Dozois) and Diana (Sabados); sons, Henry, Daniel, and Thomas; brothers, John and Richard; sisters, Arline (Pavlochik) and Margaret (Christy); nine grandchildren, Kevin, Michael, Matthew, Daniel, Emmet, Ian, Ailish, Dylan and Kyle; and numerous extended family.
Friends may visit at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd., Katonah, NY on Fri. from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Sat. at 10am at St Patrick's RC Church, Bedford, NY. Interment will follow at Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery, Flushing, NY.