Blake Alan Peloza Bowman
1983 - 2021
Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary
1307 North Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46219
Blake Alan Peloza Bowman

Indianapolis - Blake Alan Peloza Bowman

December 4, 1983 - April 3,2021

Indianapolis The world too soon has lost a uniquely wise and solicitous "old soul" and the heavens have added a new shining star with the passing of Blake or "B-squared" as many friends called him. He succumbed to a cardiac arrest after a brief illness.Blake's "resume" is short, but his other-centered, personal legacy will impact the lives of family, friends, co-workers and neighbors that he touched forever.

He was born in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, moving with his parents to Indianapolis as an infant. Growing up there, he attended Jewish Community Center Early Childhood Development, lmmaculate Heart of Mary Grade School, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, lvy Tech and Purdue University. Blake's work history included Blake-bythe-Yard (his first "entrepreneurial"venturel), Atlas Super

Market, Target, Starbuck's, Papa John's, Donato's and Half Price Books, the second and last of which were his favorite personal and life-learning experiences. Former colleagues describe him as a team player, hard worker, leader and natural marketer. As his parents, maternal grandfather and

stepfather aged with associated health issues, Blake quit his job to be readily available for hands-on caregiving and support. This decision typified his selfless character. Postumous comments from friends describe him as a gentle giant (he was nearly 6'7") with a heart of gold, loyal and reliable,

witty, intelligent, like a brother, quick to laugh...He was an avid sports fan actively participating in soccer, baseball and basketball. Butler University basketball, the Indiana Pacers, the Indianapolis Colts and the Cincinnati Reds had a faithful

supporter in him.Like all of us, Blake was not perfect. He knew that better than anyone and was in touch with his inner self. He grappled with insecurities and personal challenges, but ultimately was comfortable and at peace with himself. Confident in his convictions and beliefs, Blake found his life purpose and

value reaching out to others. He adopted the mantra "Carpe diem".

Although an only child with a small extended immediate family, Blake was blessed with a loving, laughing and engaged familial circle. His blood family included: doting grandparents; ever-awed mother and father; open-armed uncle and aunt; maternal and paternal cousins from Michigan, Ohio, Colorado, Texas, Croatia, ltaly, Austria, Germany, Australia and Canada. He was also very close to

and embraced by his step-family: stepfather; step-siblings and their children in Indiana, lowa, Alabama, Kansas, Minnesota and North Carolina.

Blake was predeceased by: paternal grandparents, Boh and Chrystal Bowman; maternal grandparents, Stan and Rita Peloza, and stepfather, Frank Bentz. He is survived by: father, Roy D.Bowman; mother Jody Peloza Bentz; paternal uncle Byrl (Mary) Bowman; paternal cousins Jen, Jodie, Bret; maternal third cousins in the Peloza, Stambulic and Zadkodic families. Step-siblings Denise (Derrick) Disney; Craig (Kristine) Bentz; Deb (Mark) Gervais and their respective children Josh, Jake, Kali, Cam, Corbin, Rachel and Matt. Not to be forgotten is his constant and much loved companion, Bogart, a Fox Red'Lab. ln lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Blake's memory to a charity of your choice or to

one of the following: Parkview Memorial Hospital, Ft. Wayne, lN; Jewish Community Center Early Childhood Development, lndianapolis; Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, lndianapolis; Labs of Indiana Rescue Group.

A Celebration of Life will be held on May 15 at 2:00 p.m. at Feeney Hornak Shadeland Mortuary

in Indianapolis. There will be a live stream. Memories and comments can be posted on Blake's Obituary site.

"Our days may be numbered, but our love can be limitless."


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Published by The Indianapolis Star from Apr. 15 to Apr. 22, 2021.
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May 3, 2021
Julie and Bob Anger
April 20, 2021
Dear Family:
We, the families of The Compassionate Friends, send you our heartfelt condolences on Blake’s passing.
The Compassionate Friends is an international grief support group for parents, grandparents and siblings who have suffered the heartbreaking loss of a child. Our only mission is to provide comfort, hope and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or daughter, brother or sister, or grandchild, and to help others better assist the grieving family.
We meet monthly on the first Tuesday at the First Baptist Church, 99 W. Main St, Greenwood, IN 46142 and on the third Thursday at the Epworth United Methodist, 6450 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46220.
If and when you are ready to do so, please join us for either, or both, meetings.
We Need Not Walk Alone. We are The Compassionate Friends.

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April 16, 2021