Robert J. “Bob” Blake, age 76, of North Versailles, passed away on February 12, 2021, at his residence, surrounded by his family. Born in McKeesport on August 28, 1944, he was the son of the late Walter and Julia (Kochuba) Blake. He was a senior design draftsman with 36 years service for Vista Metals. He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Name Church and a member of the Board of Directors at the VFW in Schellsburg. He loved all his friends in Key West, Florida that he called “family.” Bob proudly served his country in the Army. He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy Jean (Gajdos) Blake; father of Jason (Lesley Berthold) Blake of North Versailles, Justin (Kylene) Blake of Plum Boro, Jared (Christine) Blake of Leigh Acres, FL; grandfather of Andrew Jacob Blake, Katie Jean Blake, Lena Belle McLean, Blake Logan McLean, Lily McLean, Kaitlyn Berthold and Haydn Berthold; brother of the late Paul (surviving spouse Nancy) Blake of Florida and the late Barbara Blake. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 15, 2021 from 3-7 P.M. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER-SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER-FUNERAL DIRECTOR, where a Blessing Service will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. with the Rev. Michael Conway officiating, followed by the presentation of Military Honors. Interment will take place in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. Memorial contributions may be made to Toys for Pittsburgh Tykes c/o Jaden’s Catering, 4727 William Penn Highway, Monroeville, PA 15146. All PA Covid-19 precautions will be in place at the Funeral Home and all visitors must wear a mask.
Originally published February 12, 2021.