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Richard Blake

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Blake, Richard
Richard M. Blake, age 84, Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Born June 17, 1933 in Hartford, CT son of the late Sylvester and Mabel (Kelly) Blake. Also preceded in death by his brother Sylvester Blake, brother-in-law Thomas Parsons. Richard was a Veteran US Army. A Graduate of Bexley High School Class of 1949 and received his Bachelors Degree in Finance from Miami University in 1953. Attended the Wharton School of Business from 1969 and 1970 where he returned as a guest lecturer from 1981 – 1982. He retired as Senior Executive Vice-president and on the Board of Directors for the Ohio Company in 1989 after 28 years of service. He served on the National Securities Industry Assoc. He served on several Boards of Directors including Insurance Ohio, Ohio Equities, Brodhead Garrett, Taylor Woodcraft, and the Cardinal Fund. He enjoyed golfing, boating and traveling. Member of Muirfield Village Golf Club, Muirfield Country Club, and Palm Aire CC. Survived by his wife of 63 years, Vera (Redman) Blake; children, Richard (Tracy) Blake, Denise Staffilino, Brian (Sheryl) Blake and Brad (Kim) Blake; grandchildren, Bridget, Erin, Hannah, Mckenzie, Sarah, Spencer and Shannon; great-grandchildren, Reagan, Brantley and Naomi; sister, Ann Parsons; brothers, Robert (Ditty) Blake and Stephen (Katherine) Blake. Friends may call 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the Egan-Ryan Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, 4661 Kenny Rd. Funeral Mass will be held 11 a.m. Monday at St. Brigid of Kildare Church. Burial Dublin Cemetery.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Feb. 1, 2018
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