John Hughes Blake

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BLAKE, JOHN HUGHES 72, passed away on July 8, 2018, in Coral Gables, Florida. John was born in Hollywood, California. He is predeceased by his son, Christopher Blake, and is survived by his loving wife, Evamarie V. Blake; her children, Alexander Blake, Helenemarie Blake and Christopher Leger; his sisters, Susan Manning and Julianne Blake; mother, Katherine Blake; and by his grand-daughter, Emma Leger. A friend to all, a mentor and inspiration to many, John had an unwavering zest for life, living each day to the fullest. Having grown up in Shanghai, Havana and Bermuda, travel was a part of his life from the start. John graduated from the prestigious Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and soon joined the management training program at AIG, continuing the legacy of his father, Hugh Blake. He went on to found and successfully run Hemispheric Reinsurance Group for the last 20 years of his career. Over his nearly 50 years in the insurance industry John became known as a legend in his field, his hallmarks being the core values of ethics and integrity. John and his beloved wife, Evamarie, lived in many countries throughout the world before settling in Miami in 1984. He traveled the world with unique enthusiasm, finding the best every city had to offer. John was an accomplished golfer and marksman. He approached all of his interests with fervent curiosity and passion. Family mattered most to John. He was a wonderful and loving husband to Evamarie for 50 years and a dedicated father to Helenemarie, Alexander, Chris, and Christopher as well as an exemplary son to Kay. He had a special spot in his heart for Emma. He was a faithful friend who would do anything for those he loved. John has truly left the world a better place, infusing it with a humor, joy and passion that those who knew him will always carry with them. A religious service for the eternal rest of his soul will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018, 10 am, at the chapel of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Cemetery, located on 11411 NW 25th Street, Miami, Florida, followed by the interment of his ashes. John will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly suggests donations to be made in memory of John Hughes Blake to: Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation 3100 S.W. 62 Ave. Miami, FL 33155 https://www.mchf.org/gb-donate John will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him. (305) 631-0001 www.FerdinandFuneralHomes.com
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Published in the Miami Herald on July 11, 2018