Carl Denard “Denny” Blake, 84, of Sandusky, formerly of Mansfield, Ohio, passed away late Sunday morning, Nov. 18, 2012, in Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky, after many years of battling cancer.
He was born Oct. 20, 1928, in Meigs County, Ohio, and lived most of his life in Richland County where he worked and retired from White Westinghouse after 35 years.
He is survived by his caring and loving wife, Juanita Jean (Whaley) Blake; two daughters and a son-in-law, Cathy (Dennis) Mateyka, of Sandusky, and Diana Kreil, of Dublin, Ohio; three grandchildren, Chad (Lisa) West, Christopher (Megan) West and Carla Kreil; three stepgrandchildren, Julie (Tom) Saleski, Greg Mateyka and Chrissy (Eric) Kaman; six great-grandchildren, Logan, Garrett, Kyle, Gavin, Khloe and Ella, and one soon on the way named, Lucas; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Winfred and Mamie (Grim) Blake; brother, Floyd Blake; two sisters, Clarestine “June” Matheny and Audrey Clark; and three brothers-in-law.
At his request there will be no visitation and cremation has taken place. Private family services will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Cancer Services of Erie County, 505 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870 or to Stein Hospice Service Inc., 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Arrangements are entrusted to David F. Koch Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 520 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Your memories and words of comfort may be expressed to Denny’s family at davidfkoch.com.