Richard W. (Buzzy) Blankenship died on Monday, Sept. 7 at his home in Oak Bluffs. He was 70.

He was predeceased by his wife Nancy Brooker Blankenship in November of 2003 and he is survived by his daughters, Meredith Aldrich and Beth O’Connor,

He will be cremated and his funeral service will be held at a later date.

A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Gazette. Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home in Oak Bluffs. Visit for an online guestbook.