October 21, 2021

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Robert Blake | Information, Athletics, Employment

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ROBERT “BOB” DALE BLAKE, 82 of Weirton, WV handed absent Wednesday June 23, 2021 at Trinity West, Steubenville, OH. He was born on July 4, 1938 in Glendale (WV) Hospital to Hilda Wellman and Ivan (IB) Blake. As a baby he lived in Rosby Rock and afterwards Roberts Ridge, WV. He grew up with a large amount of animals. His pet was Tony the pony. Robert would set out the cows to pasture right before going to university. Robert at 13 several years old labored at Blakes Gulf Station (owned by his father) soon after faculty and weekends. Robert beloved all sorts of cars and would race them on the streets with other individuals but the police never ever caught him. Robert graduated from Moundsville Superior University in 1956. Robert married Betty Omear and had 4 children, Scott (Mary Jane), Greg (deceased), Lisa (Larry), and Lane (Teresa). Robert has six grandchildren and three terrific grandchildren. Robert labored for Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company (PPG) for ten yrs. On weekends Robert would go all over the United States to pick up used automobiles for Paul Reilly Chevrolet. Robert owned two fuel stations. Robert’s close pal Roger who labored for United Parcel Provider advised him their was an opening for Xmas drivers. Robert applied and worked for UPS through Christmas time and was the only 1 employed total time. Robert obtained divorced in 1978. Robert noticed Athena Kyriakodis operating on the roof of Athena’s and fell in appreciate with her. The UPS driver for Athena’s on Major Avenue was on vacation. Robert took above and satisfied Athena. Athena was going roller skating in Hookstown, PA and he required to acquire her on February 11, 1978. That was the commencing of each and every working day of courting. September 1, 1979 they got married in All Saints Greek Orthodox Church. Athena as a designer built his tuxedo. Robert beloved to travel. Their honeymoon was a month in Europe. They traveled to eight international locations. They still left from Paris, France on Queen Elizabeth Boat to New York. Two several years afterwards Robert took Athena’s mom with Athena to pay a visit to family members in Greece and went on the Unorail practice to travel to 8 nations. Just about every trip Robert and Athena traveled and took the bike for two. UPS gave Robert a major retirement party just after 23 many years and invited Athena. Robert and Athena rode bikes on quite a few vacations. Robert and Athena did all kinds of exercising and went for walks. Robert, a place boy and guy, fell in love with the town. Robert, a state person married a city woman on Major Road. Robert assisted Athena with her relatives small business, Athena’s (florist, bridal, tuxedo and images). Robert grew to become a specialist photographer for all situations. Athena’s shoppers and product sales folks favored Robert and spoke to him all the time. Robert helped Athena’s small business and took Athena to many enterprise outings. Robert will be missed by Athena’s shoppers and profits people. Robert experienced to make his have specialty fudge for any team of people today. Robert was the oldest of seven sisters and brothers. Ivan R (deceased, Annita), Barbara (Ronnie), Garen (deceased, Wanda), Judy Blake, Becky Blake and Daunetta (Jeff). He had 24 nieces and nephews and a number of excellent nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Monday June 28, 2021, 2:00-8:00 p.m. at Steel & WOLFE FUNERAL Household & CREMATION Companies, INC., 3721 Major Road, Weirton, WV. Trisagion company at 7:30 p.m. More visitation will be held Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. right until time of the funeral at 11:00 a.m. at All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, 3528 West Avenue, Weirton, WV with Reverend Father Frank A. Milanese presiding. Interment will abide by at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Greek Part. www.steelandwolfe.com

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