PARLE-BLAKE-Obituary

PARLE T. BLAKE

LYNCHBURG, Virginia

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Dear Blair, John, Matthew, Joanna, Carrington, Adeline and Reilly: I was so sorry to hear of Tom's death. It was such a pleasure to know him and be able to visit when I could. I only wish I could have passed this message in person. I still have the picture of the family nearby so I can think of you often. I will keep you in my prayers and will make a donation to your charity. Take care! It was so good to talk to you tonight Blair, and to hear you're doing good! Hugs!

Dear Blair - I am in awe of your strength. When I think of Tom I smile. He is truly special as is his family.

Dearest Blake families, we heard of the passing of your beloved father and felt your sadness then and again on Fathers Day. We hope the thought of your Dad celebrating with his father and with Our Father above brought to you all hope and some comfort during an emotional day and time. Stay close to each other and know your father rests in the sleep of peace. Our prayers are with you all - Crissy, Pete, Brendan, Bridget and Conor Reilly

Blair, Carrington, Adeline and Riley-
It was so good to see you this weekend to celebrate Tom's life. As I told Riley, I loved your husband and father and I will miss him. I pray that you will be sustained by the many wonderful memories you have of him

Parle Thomas Blake and I first met as Freshman on the Notre Dame swimming team. We immediately connected as friends and were roommates for our last three years. We were both from the Chicago area, so our parents became close friends, too. Jack and Helen Blake, Honor Hughes and my aunts, Kay and Irene Creely drove to South Bend for every ND home game for those three years. They brought "care packages" and treated Parle and I to dinner before heading back to Chicago. I know they...

Dear Blair and children of Tom,

Our deepest condolences and sympathy to all of you upon the passing of Tom. Tom and all of you will be very much in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead. De there for each other in these most trying of circumstances.
Tom and moi are fellow domers. Tom graduated 10 years ahead of me from Mecca land so he was always a senpai to this little kohai of his. First met tom back in early 1984 when I was assigned to the Legal Counsel...

May the God of comfort be with you through all your pain to heal your heavy hearts. My condolences to your family. ~TL

Tom and I worked together in the Legal Counsel Division for several years. Tom was a true gentleman, excellent attorney and good friend. My heart goes out to his wife and family.

Dear Blair and family,
Tom helped make it easy on the rest of us. He was always open to questions and willing to share not only his knowledge but also a laugh, even if it was only about how few of us actually remember what "IPALU" means.

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  PARLE THOMAS BLAKE (Age 71)  Parle Thomas Blake (age 71) passed away peacefully at home on Sunday June 9, 2013 after a long course of Alzheimer's disease. Parle was surrounded by family and friends during the final weeks of his life including dear wife of 29 years, Blair McVeigh Blake;...

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