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I remember Mr. Blanchard well and how intelligent, steady, fair, and honorable he was.. a true gentleman. We need more men like him... and we need them to stay much longer here in this world with us... teaching and pointing us toward what is good and right. With that said, we also need to know that in letting go, he is received in Love and that he would want us to move forward carrying in our lives all those ideals

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Posted by: Pam Wood - Stoneham, MA - Former Student   Jun 15, 2012

Arthur was my freshman baseball coach and my science teacher. He once pulled me into the hall and pushed me off my feet against the wall. I never fooled around in his class again. He encouraged me to go to Bowdoin as he was a Bates grad. He was always friendly and took time to find out how you were doing.
He worked with my Mom at Melrose Wakefieild and everyone loved him there too.
He was a great teacher and adult role model. He was a very special person.

Posted by: Phillip Steer - Boxford, MA - teacher student   May 22, 2012

1966 Freshman year science at Melrose High, a teacher I loved and admired. I got to know Art more 5 years later when I was dating Anne, learning to play cribbage. So many fond memories, wish I had kept in touch. My sincere condolences to all the family. Bob

Posted by: Bob Savage - Melrose, MA - friend   Apr 21, 2012

As a student/athlete at Portsmouth, NH High School during 1953-1954 I, and many others, had the privilege, honor and pleasure of being taught in the classroom and coached on the playing field by Coach Art Blanchard. Over time we learned that he was an outstanding athlete at Bates College a star on their football team; had served his country in the military with distinction during World War II; and, had unwavering patience in the classroom and especially on the football

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Posted by: James L. Custer - Exeter, NH - Former student/athlete   Apr 20, 2012

I just learned of your dad's passing from my brother Jeff. From my heart to yours, I remmber and value the relationship of his friendship he offered to

Posted by: Doug Robinson - Melrose, MA - very good friend   Apr 19, 2012

I am sorry to hear that Mr. Blanchard has passed away. He was my science teacher in 1962. He was always friendly. John Archacki,New Harmony,Indiana.

Posted by: John Archacki - New Harmony, IN   Apr 19, 2012

Ed and Family,
I am sorry to hear about your Dads passing he was a great teacher. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by: Dennis Monello - Waltham, MA - Friend   Apr 18, 2012

I was fortunate to visit with Uncle Art and Aunt Loraine on many occasions with my mom, Yvonne. When the two of them got together it was as if time stood still, no time had passed between visits. They were brother and sister, sharing stories, reminiscing about their childhood and days gone by and ofcourse, telling a corny joke or two! The sparkle in their eyes when they saw each other i will never forget. They were special times for them and special memories for me. Thank you Uncle Art!
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: Tracey Schultes - Sicklerville, NJ - Niece   Apr 18, 2012

Rest in peace.

Posted by: Gus Schultes111 - nephew (son of Yvonne)   Apr 17, 2012
Yvonne's children

Remembered as a good solid man.

Posted by: Gus Schultes 111 - Woodbury, NJ - nephew (son of Yvonne)   Apr 17, 2012