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James Blake

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JAMES R. BLAKE, 78 ROSCOE - James R. Blake, 78, went to be with the Lord Sunday, June 1, 2014, in OSF, St. Anthony Medical Center. Jim was born June 14, 1935, in Chicago, the son of William and Veronica Blake. He was a union truck driver who enjoyed life, the Chicago Bears, and most of all his family and friends. Jim is survived by his three children, Michael Blake, Cheri Francisco, David Blake; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sister, Patricia Rice; brothers, Jack and Ronald Blake; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, William Blake; and nephew, Thomas Blake. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 6, 2014, in Honquest Family Funeral Homes with Crematory - Mulford Chapel, 4311 N. Mulford Road, Loves Park, with a visitation from 1 p.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America in memory of his very dear friend, Sharon Riley. To share a memory or express condolences, please visit honquestfh.com.
Published in Rockford Register Star from June 4 to June 5, 2014
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