Peter James  Blanar
Peter James Blanar, 80, of Marietta, Ga., passed away peacefully Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019.
He was born at home Feb. 25, 1939, in Sharon to the late Stephen and Anna (Kundla) Blanar.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife Wanda Mae (Harding) Blanar on May 30, 2019, and by infant daughter Mary Magdalena Blanar.
Pete was a longtime resident of Carrolton Ohio, and he and his wife Wanda owned Walters Bar and Grill for 22 years. After selling the business they relocated to Marietta, Ga., to be near family.
Pete retired from Kennesaw State University in 2007 after 15 years of service.
He was a veteran of the United States Navy.
He graduated from Sharon High School in 1957 and was former member of the Shenango Valley Chorale.
Pete loved spending time with his family and friends; maintaining many friendships with Carrolton residents. He was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and loved watching golf.
Surviving are two sisters, Eveline Blanar of Warren, Ohio, and Carol (John) Granrude of West Lafayette, Ind.; his children, Stephen (Joy) Blanar of West Beach., Fla.; Stephanie (Scott) Higginbotham of Hartville Ohio; Brad West of Marietta, Ga., and Kim (Tripp) Weeks of Marietta; grandchildren, Jessica Blanar (David) DiDomenico of Manhattan Beach, Calif, Mark Blanar of Tampa, Fla., Nicholas Higginbotham, Matthew (Maria) Higginbotham of Hartville, Ohio, and Megan Higginbotham of Cleveland, Ohio; two great-grandchildren, Greyson and Giana Higginbotham. Many cousins also survive.
Interment will be in Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, Ga.
Material contributions may be made to St Elizabeth Orthodox Church, Woodstock, Ga., in Pete's memory.
Published on October 8, 2019

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