Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel
41 West San Luis
Blalock Pages (100+)
See More >
See More >
1922 - 2014 |
SALINAS – Robert R. Blalock passed away at his home on January 10, 2014 with his daughters at his side after a brief illness at the age of 91. He was born in Hot Springs, New Mexico on December 19, 1922.
Bob served in the
Air Force during
World War II
. He enjoyed a long career as a Salinas businessman and office product equipment salesman and owner.
He was an active member of Northminster Presbyterian Church in North Salinas, Meals on Wheels, Active Seniors, Fly Fishing Club and Salinas Aquatic Center.
His love for family, friends, church and community was a source for a lifetime of love and satisfaction, making him a friend and family to all who knew him.
Bob's passions for fishing, travel and bird watching took him on many adventures. He also found much enjoyment in swimming and great food.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Gertrude F. Blalock.
Bob is survived by his daughters, Lynne (Andy) Aquino of Hilo, Hawaii and Julie (Jim) Blalock-Hopkinson of Sacramento, CA; sons, Russell (Donnah) Blalock of Monmouth, Oregon and Steve (Lili) Blalock of Monterey, CA; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 315 Alvin Dr., Salinas, CA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Northminster Presbyterian Church, 315 Alvin Dr., Salinas, CA.
Funeral arrangements are by Struve and Laporte Funeral Home. For more information and to share a memory visit
Published in The Monterey Herald on Jan. 15, 2014
Share a message or photo below
the guest book
Please restore the Guest Book to share in the life story for Robert R. Blalock
The guest book is expired
"Bob was such a warm, kind and generous neighbor. He always came to talk with us when we were out in the..."
- David and Cindy Doglione
"I chatted with Robert many times at the Salinas MCAT pool. What a wonderful gentleman with a great..."
- KATHY WHITE
"Such a kind, gentle man. He will be missed. Howard & Shirley Jones"
"Bob was a dear friend. When Meals on Wheels needed a substitute, Bob was always there. He didn't care..."
- Linda O'Brien, Former ED Meals on Wheels
"So sad to hear such a great man has left us. So pleasant and friendly and always smiling. Such an..."
- Janna Fahmy
Send Funeral Flowers
View Funeral Home Details
Donate to Charity
How To Submit An Obituary
Sympathy and Condolence Advice
Grief Support Groups
Myths About Grief
Back to today's Obituaries
© Copyright 1999-2015
All Rights Reserved
Questions? Contact us
Search obituaries nationwide