Denise Blank, age 75, of Bexley, passed away on Dec. 16, 2019.

Denise was a consummate teacher not only in the classroom where her students adored her, but also for her loving family and friends. Her enthusiasm for life and helping others was contagious. The essence of her being was to make the world a better place with kindness and love.

Preceded in death by her father, Robert Galinkin; mother, Violet Lipton; son-in-law, Marc Eisen and sister-in-law, Ruth Ann Blank. Survived by husband, Dr. Barry Blank; daughters, Randi Eisen and Becky Guzman; sister, Andrea (Kevin) Eyler; grandchildren, Spencer, Sydney and Sabrina Eisen, and Anna and Sofia Guzman; brothers-in-law, Harley Blank, Ronald (Bev) Blank and Dennis (Janet) Blank; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Dec. 18 at Epstein Memorial Chapel 3232 E. Main St. in Columbus. Shiva will be observed from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Blank residence.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to The Denise and Barry Blank Tree Fund of the Bexley Community Foundation (bexleycommunityfoundation.org) or charity of donor’s choice.

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