Middletown- Michael Frank Blackney, age 72, formerly of High Point, NC, passed away, surrounded by his family, on Friday, March 1, 2019.
He was born in Scranton, PA to the late Marita (Grogan) and F. Neale Blackney. Michael graduated from Claymont HS in 1965. He attended the former Brandywine College.
Michael was a lifetime member and Past Exalted Ruler of High Point Elks Lodge #1155 and for many years, a member of the Greensboro Jaycees. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed cooking for his family.
In addition to his parents, Michael was also predeceased by his brothers Richard, David and Jeffrey Blackney. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Barbara (Clifford); his children, Meredith Blackney Green (Paul) and Mike Blackney (Taylor Moore); his grandchildren, Adam and Alexandra Green and Grayson, Abery and Caroline Blackney; siblings, Pattie Painter (Tom), Brian (Nancy), Kevin (Barbara Kraus-Blackney), Terrence and Colleen; his sisters-in-law, Donna and Kathy as well as his many beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made in Michaels name to your favorite charity.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 8, at 12 noon, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 3200 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE, where friends may call on the family from 10:30 to 11:45 am. Burial will be held privately. For online condolences visit: www.mccreryandharra.com.