The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Obituaries

November 14, 2013

Eugene A. Blake

KINGSVILLE — Eugene Adolph Blake, age 90, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at the Ashtabula County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

The son of William and Agnes (Johnson) Blake, he was born on June 22, 1923, in Kinzua, Pa. As a young child, he moved to Conneaut, Ohio, with his family and was a graduate of Conneaut High School.

A Veteran of the United States Army, he was honorably discharged in 1945 as a Corporal. During his time in service, he received the Good Conduct Medal, EAME Ribbon with one Bronze Star. He was proud to have served his country. He worked at Pittsburgh and Conneaut Dock for twenty years and retired from Reliance (Rockwell) in 1984.

Eugene enjoyed bowling and golf, having worked at Maple Ridge Golf Course after his retirement; and was the past Monarch of El Kadir Grotto.

Eugene will be remembered for his independence, work ethic, his enjoyment of golf, and his love for his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his children, David Blake of Livonia, Mich., Gary Blake of Monroe Township, Ohio, Rebecca Parks of Toledo, Ohio, and Steve Blake of Columbus, Ohio; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brother, William Blake; his sisters, Catherine Stetler and Geraldine Foy; and his parents.

It was Eugene’s request that no services or calling hours be observed. He will be taken back to his beloved home in Kinzua, Pa.

If desired, memorial contributions in Eugene’s name may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.

DUCRO FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Ave., is in charge of arrangements. Obituary and condolences at www.ducro.com and starbeacon.com.

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