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Claudia Blake passed away peacefully in Redwood City, CA on June 15, 2012, after a long struggle against breast cancer. She was 62 years of age.

The only child of Verner and Irene Weinreich, Claudia was raised in Greenville (Plumas County) and moved to Sacramento at age 17 to attend court reporting college. She was one of the youngest certified shorthand reporters in the state. An early advocate of court reporting technology, Claudia was a skilled court reporter and a dedicated entrepreneur who owned and operated court reporting agencies in Anaheim and Los Angeles. She and her husband, Thomas Adrien Blake moved to Hillsborough, CA in 1996.

Claudia is survived by her husband, Tom and their son, John Fredrick Adrien Blake. She is also survived by her parents, Verner and Irene Weinreich of Yuba City and by John's older brothers, Thomas Carlyle Blake (Milena) and Brian William Blake, whom she parented after the death of their mother.

Claudia will be fondly remembered as a supportive mother of the three boys and as an intelligent and independent person who faced challenges with quiet determination.

Interment will be June 30, 2012 in Glen Oaks Memorial Park in Chico, followed by a celebration of her life at Peach Tree Lane Church of Christ in Yuba City, CA.

The family respectfully suggests donations to a in lieu of flowers.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on June 24, 2012
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