Isaac R. Blanding “Big Zeke,” 47, of Torrington, CT, departed this life on November 5, 2019.

He was born in Bridgeport, CT on January 4, 1972, a son of Jennifer Blanding of New Haven and the late Isaac R. Blanding, Sr.

In addition to his mother, he leaves to cherish memories, a son, Isaac Blanding, III of Waterbury; a brother, Matthew C. Blanding and his wife, Alecia of Waterbury; a nephew, Jaden M. Blanding of Waterbury; his maternal grandmother, Bettie J. Holland of New Haven; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A memorial service to celebrate Isaac’s life and legacy will be held Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven.