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1924 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Robert "Bob" E. Blake

Robert "Bob" E. Blake - 89, of Sellersville, PA; formerly of Sparks, NV died on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Grand View Hospital.

He was the loving husband of Hertha (Eberhart) Blake for 64 years. Bob was born in Reno, Nevada to the late Edward A. & Bessie Frances (Austin) Blake.

He graduated from Sparks High School. Bob served in the US Army during WWII. He attended Biola University and John Brown University. Bob spent time in Western Canada as a missionary. He returned to Sparks, NV in 1959 and worked as an Appliance Technician and retired after 15 years with Sears, Roebuck & Company. Bob was a former member of the Child Evangelism Fellowship board, former member of the radio station KNIS board in Carson City, NV, Founding member of Faith Bible Church, Reno, NV and an Honorary Vice President of American Missionary Fellowship. He was a member of Calvary Church of Souderton, PA.

He is survived by two sons, John Blake & wife, Colleen of Vancouver, WA, David Blake & wife, Michon of Harleysville, PA; a daughter, Naomi Wheeler & husband, Meredith of Plano, TX; five grandchildren - Suzanne, Benjamin, Rebekah, Sharon & Matthew; two great-grandchildren - Gavriel & Eben; a sister, Carol Magnes of Reeds Spring, MO.

Viewings will be held on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Rockhill Mennonite Community Chapel, 3250 State Road, Sellersville, PA from 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm and on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Calvary Church, 820 Route 113, Souderton, PA from 9:30 am - 10:30 am.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 10:30 am at Calvary Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Child Evangelism Fellowship of Greater Reno, PO Box 453, Sparks, NV 89432.

Arrangements by: Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home & Crematory, 130 East Broad Street, Souderton, Pennsylvania 18964. To send online condolences to the family, visit

Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Apr. 29, 2014
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