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David A. Blackburn

November 14, 1954 ~ September 13, 2022 (age 67) 67 Years Old

David Blackburn Obituary

David A. Blackburn  67, of Grafton passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday September 13, 2022. He was born November 14, 1954 in Columbus, Ohio.  David was a Midview High School graduate; and served in the United States Air Force.  He had worked as a Police Officer with The Elyria Police Department and Grafton Police Department. David became an Ohio licensed Funeral Director, and worked with the family business Blackburn Funeral Home retiring in 2013.  He was a diehard Cleveland Indians and Ohio State Buckeyes fan. David loved his dogs; Moose and Maxwell. He enjoyed hunting, feeding the birds and squirrels. Survivors include his loving wife of thirty two years; Elaine M. (nee: Henschel), daughters; Katrina (Steve), Kerrie, sons; Douglas and David Jr., and was grandfather of four.  David was preceded in death by his parents; Doyle and Lois (nee: Parrish) Blackburn. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM Thursday September 22, 2022 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church 708 Erie St.  Grafton, Ohio where the family will receive friends on Thursday from 10:00 AM until time of Mass at 11:00 AM. The Reverend Father John P. Seabold, Pastor will be the Celebrant. Burial will be at Butternut Ridge Cemetery in Eaton Township where V.F.W. Post # 1079 will provide full military honors. The family suggests that memorial contribution in David’s memory be sent to Friendship APL 8303 Murray Ridge Rd. Elyria, Ohio 44035 or Guiding Eyes For The Blind 611 Granite Springs Road Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. Online condolences to the family may be expressed at

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September 15, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church (St. Grafton)

Mass of Christian Burial
September 22, 2022

11:00 AM
Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church (St. Grafton)


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