Although born in Paris, Rene spent his youth in the South of France on the Mediterranean coast and immigrated to the U.S. in 1948. He was an avid bicyclist, Ham operator, photographer and chef. Rene retired from UC Davis where he worked for 10 years as an Audio/Visual Technologist. He loved to travel with his wife to many parts of the world and was a very wise and loving family man. Rene was preceded in death by his parents Rosine and Adrien Blanc and is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Regina Blanc; daughters, Janine Buikema (Richard) and Annette Carruthers; grandsons, Michael and Ryan Carruthers and great grandson Ainsley Carruthers.
Visitation will be on Friday, January 4 from 4-7pm and Funeral Services on Saturday, January 5 at 1pm. Both services will be held at Nicoletti, Culjis & Herberger Funeral Home, 5401 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, CA. (916) 451-7284. Interment at East Lawn Memorial Park