ALLIANCE, Ohio – Ronald M. Blake, 72, of Alliance, passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Ronald was born in Alliance on January 28, 1944 the son of the late Melvin C. and Winona (McPherson) Blake.
He retired from Chrysler Motors.
Ronald attended the Beloit Fellowship Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing, building, camping, horse races, playing cards, gardening with family and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Brenda (Pugh) Blake; sons, James Blake of Alliance, Robert (Becky) Blake of Sebring, Thomas Blake of Alliance, William Blake of Paris, Ohio and Luther Shutler of Alliance; a brother, Robert Blake of San Antonio, Texas and sisters, Lavera (George) Vitalarii of Alliance and Beverly Wilson of Deerfield; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by son, Jason Blake; sister, Virgina Rasile and brothers, Alfred Schrader and James Schrader.
A funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home with Pastor James White officiating.
Friends may call from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday January 4, 2017 at the funeral home.
Friends may send condolences and sign the guest register online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, Ohio (330) 938-2526.