Robert A. ‘Tony’ Blackard, 40

Robert A. ‘Tony’ Blackard, 40, of Dagsboro passed away Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md.

Blackard enjoyed attending church and was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Ocean City. He enjoyed being around people, and loved dining out with friends and family.

His parents, John and Bobby Garufi; three brothers, Gary, Clifton and Steven Blackard; two sisters, Sherry Branson and Nikki Ford; and several nieces and nephews survive him.

A funeral service will be held Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Melson Funeral Services on Thatcher Street in Frankford. Interment will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Dagsboro.