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Robert P. "Bob" Blake

February 8, 1927 July 14, 2018
Robert P. "Bob" Blake
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Obituary for Robert P. "Bob" Blake

Robert P. “Bob” Blake, age 91, passed away at his residence on Saturday, July 14, 2018, surrounded by the love of his family. He was born on February 8, 1927 in McHenry to Anton and Magdalena (Wegner) Blake.

A lifetime resident of McHenry, Bob graduated from McHenry High School. He enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served his country as a Machinist Mate 3rd Class aboard the USS Whitehall during World War II. After completing his Navy enlistment, Bob attended Rockford College and earned his degree in Accounting. He began his career at Al Noonin Tax Service on Riverside Drive in McHenry, followed by Gearmaster of McHenry. Bob finished his career with McHenry Savings Bank on Green Street in McHenry, where he was employed until his retirement at age 70.

Bob was a member of the American Legion Post 491 in McHenry, and was a founding member of the McHenry Rotary Club at its inception on April 22, 1955. He achieved a perfect record of never missing a meeting in his 63-year tenure as a McHenry Rotarian. A man of deep faith, Bob was a devoted member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in McHenry. Also a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, Court #594, Bob was honored by the organization and received a pin commemorating 75 years of membership.

In his leisure time, he was an avid gardener, enjoyed the calm of fishing, and was a diehard Chicago Cubs fan. He lived an exceptionally full life and will be remembered by all who knew him as a hardworking man with a great sense of humor.

Left to cherish his memory are his four children, Michael Blake, Barbara (Michael) Hysen, Patti (Joe) Sullivan, and John (Diane) Blake; seven grandchildren, Michael, Greg, Matthew, Caitlin (Tony) Ayala, Abigail, Kristina, and Kimberly; a great-grandchild, Evelyn; and his brother, Donald (Nancy) Blake.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his siblings, Betty Piagentini and Raymond Blake.

Friends and neighbors are invited to celebrate Bob’s life on Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. Visitation will resume at the funeral home on Friday, July 20, 2018 from 10 a.m. until prayers at 10:40 a.m., before leaving for the 11 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in McHenry. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in McHenry.

For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, memorials in Bob’s name can be sent to the Rotary Club of McHenry Charitable Foundation, Inc. at P.O. Box 28, McHenry, IL 60051 or to St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 1403 N. Richmond Road, McHenry, IL 60050.

For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit the website at www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for his family.


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Visitation

Thursday

19

Jul

5:00 PM 7/19/2018 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/19/2018 8:00:00 PM
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory

3700 Charles J. Miller Road
McHenry, IL 60050

Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J. Miller Road McHenry 60050 IL
United States

Visitation

Friday

20

Jul

10:00 AM 7/20/2018 10:00:00 AM - 10:40 AM 7/20/2018 10:40:00 AM
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory

3700 Charles J. Miller Road
McHenry, IL 60050

Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J. Miller Road McHenry 60050 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Friday

20

Jul

11:00 AM 7/20/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church

1401 N. Richmond Road
McHenry, IL 60050

St. Mary's Catholic Church
1401 N. Richmond Road McHenry 60050 IL
United States

Funeral Blessing

Friday

20

Jul

10:40 PM 7/20/2018 10:40:00 PM
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory

3700 Charles J. Miller Road
McHenry, IL 60050

Prayers

Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J. Miller Road McHenry 60050 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

Richmond Road
McHenry, IL 60050

Richmond Road McHenry 60050 IL

Memorial Contribution

St. Mary's Catholic Church

1401 N. Richmond Road
McHenry, IL 60050

Rotary Club of McHenry Charitable Foundation, Inc.

P.O. Box 28
McHenry, IL 60050
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