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Robert Blake

September 26, 1940 — August 25, 2021


Robert (Bob) E. Blake    1940-2021

80, of Cadiz, OH, passed away on August 25, 2021, at his home surrounded with his loving family by his side following a long battle of cancer.  Born September 26, 1940 in Kenwood, OH, he was the son of the late Orville (Red) and Mary Virginia Blake.

Bob graduated from Cadiz High School.  On October 29, 1977, Bob was united in marriage to Gayle Oszust and has been married for 43 years.  He was employed by R&F Coal Company for 32 years until retirement and was known to many by his nickname “Poor Boy”.  His life’s passion was hunting, fishing, boating and spending time with his family.

Bob is survived by his wife Gayle; a son, Mike (Stephanie) of Madison, OH;  3 daughters, Teresa (Don) Rutter, Holly (Nate) Williams and Jody (Craig) Stromsky all of Cadiz, OH; 15 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren with another on the way; 1 brother, Ronald Blake of California, 1 sister, Beverly (Bob) Harmon; father-in-law, Ed Oszust Sr.;  sister-in-law Bonnie (Terry) Snider; brother-in-law Bruce Oszust and his 2 beloved canine companions, Hunter and Heidi.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Marion Blake, mother-in-law, Delores Oszust and brother-in-law, Edward Oszust Jr..

Per his request, no services will be held. The family is being assisted by Clark-Kirkland-Barr Funeral Home, Cadiz, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Harrison County Cancer Crusaders, c/o Julie McPeak, 226 Charleston Street, Cadiz, Ohio 43907.

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