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Blanche A. Metzgar (Jobe) age 79, of Mamont, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. She was born at home on May 9, 1940 in Delmont, PA to the late Thomas and Helen (Branthoover) Jobe. Blanche is survived by her beloved spouse of 55 years, George; two daughters, Dr. Monique M. (husband, Rob) Canonico, Maj., US Army Medical Corps (Vet.) of Kailua, Hawaii and Lt. Col. Mared G. Metzgar, US Air Force Nurse Corps (Ret.) of Puyallup, Washington; 4 grandchildren, Mason & Andrew Canonico and Victor & Douglas Beling; one brother, Donald R. (Cathy) Jobe of Mamont, PA; one nephew, Nathan (wife, Nikki) Jobe, and one niece, Missy (husband, Dave) Holm. Preceded in death by her brother, Thomas Lester "T.J." Jobe. Blanche attended Greensburg High School and was active in the National Forensic League and had a leading role in the Masque Club school play. She was then accepted to Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, PA and became a Registered Nurse. She graduated Friday, September 1, 1961 and began her nursing career at 7AM the following day. In 1962, Blanche started a 35 year federal career, her first position being at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD. While her husband, George was stationed at Camp Pendleton in California, she worked as a government RN at the naval hospital on base. George and Blanche then returned to Washington Twp. (Mamont), built a home on the farm, and then raised their two children. She continued working at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Oakland for many years, mainly as a surgical floor nurse. Blanche was a member of the Murrysville Nurses Club and a lifelong member of the Delmont Presbyterian Church. Entertaining and gardening were two of her favorite pastimes, and she will be missed by many. A memorial service will be held at the Delmont Presbyterian Church on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 10 AM with Rev. Caroline Vickery presiding. Arrangements by the Bash-Nied-Jobe Funeral Home, 152 Abbe Place, Delmont (724-468-8381). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Delmont Presbyterian Church, 101 Church St., Delmont, PA 15626. Online condolences may be given at www.bash-niedfuneralhome.com.
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