Gary Edwin Blake, 72, of Clairton, passed away Monday, February 11, 2019 at AHN Jefferson Hospital. He was born October 18, 1946 in McKeesport to the late William and Pearle Wyant Blake. Gary is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Lucille Michaels Blake; daughter, Melody (Christopher) Volpe of Clairton; brother James Blake of Finleyville; nieces (especially Cindy Lukens) and nephews. Along with his parents, Gary was preceded in death by brother, William Blake. He was a 1964 graduate of McKeesport High School, an EMT, was instrumental in organizing the original Clairton Ambulance Service, he worked for US Steel National Tube Works and Edgar Thompson Works, he enjoyed fishing, gardening, Nascar, and sports. Visitation will take place Friday, February 15, 2019 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton, PA 15025. A memorial service will take place at the funeral home Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 11:00 followed by interment at Round Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to the funeral home to help defray costs. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com
Originally published February 13, 2019.