Nereo Blanco

September 11, 1955 - July 19, 2013

09/11/1955 - 07/19/2013

Nereo Blanco

Virginia Beach – Nereo Blanco, 57, died July 19, 2013. Nereo was born in Cuba to Delores Pollan and the late Nereo Blanco. He was a veteran, having served in the US Marine Corps. for 20 years. He later retired from the Virginia Beach Sheriffs office.

Left to cherish his memory are his son, Marcel Nereo Blanco of Chesapeake; mother, Delores Pollan Blanco of Florida; brothers, Jesus Blanco and wife Sandra, Alexander Blanco and William Blanco, all of Florida; niece, Allison Franklin and husband Corey and nephew, Nicholas Blanco.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Lori D. Harris
7 years ago

Cpl. Blanco was a true professional in every respect. He will be greatly missed. God Bless you.

Gary Davenport
7 years ago

I had the pleasure of working with Cpl. Blanco as my instructor in the Sheriff’s Academy and as my supervisor on A-Team. He always made sure his people were well trained and he took care of those that needed assistance. I will always remember him fondly. His service to this country and the community has made us all a little safer. RIP Brother in Arms.

Daniel A. Lujan
7 years ago

I remember having Cpl. Blanco on B-team as my supervisor. One thing that I will always remember about him is that he would always look out for his people. He would always make sure you got your break before he got his. One thing for sure though is whenever he came to work you had better make sure your radio battery was charged because man he would blow it up all day long. But seriously, Cpl. Blanco thank you for all of the wonderful memories and thank you for your service to this great nation and to our community. We miss you and love you until we meet again in paradise rest easy my friend.

Beverly Johnson
7 years ago

It was a pleasure working with Blanco throughout my years at VBSO. He was a caring person and a standout regarding professionalism and class. Rest in paradise Ned. Prayers for his family. He served his country well.

Lourdes Deleon
7 years ago

Jesus, Nelson & Lourdes Deleon would like to express our deepest Sympathy to you & your family. Ne was like a brother to us & we moved to VB because of him. So sorry to hear of his passing.

FranK D. Davis
7 years ago

My brother, rest in peace…we have the watch! You are gone, but not forgotten.

Frank Crumpton Jr
7 years ago

Rest in Peace Marine. We both served in the same branch of the service and worked in the same city serving and protecting. It’s been a delight and pleasure to have trained side by side with you in VBPD and VBSO combined training. You served well my friend now go rest in peace Marine. God bless you.

Donna Adams, VBSO
7 years ago

So Sorry to hear of the passing of Blanco. He was my FTO on A-Team when I got promoted to MDII. We served on Honor Guard together for many years and we worked the floors together as deputies. You always wore your uniforms with much pride. Be Blessed Blanco. 2 Corinthians 5:8 “We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.” No more pain. Rest in Peace.

Mary Artzer
7 years ago

Thank You for your service to your country and your service with the VBSO.

Edwin Quirindongo
7 years ago

You have my deepest condolences. I grew up with Nereo in New York. May god bless all of you.

Ronny Watts
7 years ago

You will be remembered for your professionalism at the Sheriff’s Office. I will always remember “Be Advised” anytime you put something out on the radio. Thanks for helping me run the courthouse and doing the Flag ceremonies each day.

Sgt. R.Watts

Nikki Natalzia
7 years ago

You will forever be missed.

David Blanco-Lopez
6 months ago

In Oct-1979 US Marine Sgt Nereo Blanco was my recruiter in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I ended up having a 20 yr. career in the Marines and it all started with him. May he Rest in Peace. Semper Fi.