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“My love and prayers are with all of you during this time and for the days to come. He will be greatly missed by all. ALthough I am not nearby, I...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Barb Lovelace-Callahan - IN

“Our thoughts are with the family. So very sorry for your loss ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: John & Dee Henderson - Nashville, TN

“my biggest condolences to david's children, tammy and david, who experienced a great loss through the loss of a wonderful father...my thoughts and...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: jodi lauttamus - weirton, WV

“Dear Ann and Family: So sorry to learn of the death of Dave. You and your family will be in our prayers. I regret that Chris and I are unable to...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Sally & Chris Bowie - Wheeling, WV

“Ann,Molly,and Adam, Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. If you need anything please let us know! Waverly & Brittany H. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Waverly & Brittany Hively - OH

“Anne,Adam,Molly, We were saddened to hear of Dave's passing. He was a great man, with so much to give, to so many....boy scouts, hiking with the...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Jeri Howell - Gallipolis, OH

“Dear Anne, During this difficult time you + your family are in my prayers. Terri Ellis, friend/nurse. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: terri ellis - gallipolis, OH

“Dave was my first boss at Windsor Coal. I have a lot of fond memories of him, he was always a stand up guy and he will be missed, but know that he is...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: John Sikole - Wheeling, WV

“i am so sorry for your loss. ive known dave since i was just a baby. he was an amazing father, a loving husband, and an amazing friend. my whole...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Kelsey Lovelace - Lawrenceburg, IN

“We are so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Cecil & Francie Sagraves - VA


David L. Blake, 61, of Gallipolis, died Friday, July 9, 2010 at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born May 17, 1949 in Wheeling, WV. The son of the late Hubert and Mary Louise Hoffman Blake. David was married to Anne Weigand Blake and she survives. David was a Maintenance Superintendent for A.E.P. retiring after 30 years of service, also retiring from Hopedale Mines in Cadiz, Ohio. He was the past president of the Mining Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Association and a member of the St. Louis Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife Anne Blake of Gallipolis, children David L. Blake Jr. of North Andover, MA, Tammy (Kent) Gorby of Florence KY, Adam and Mollie Blake both of Gallipolis; three grandchildren Sarah and Ian Gorby, Francesca Blake; a sister Diane (Gary) Wilson of Wellsburg, WV. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and In-laws. David was preceded in death by his Parents Hubert and Mary Louise Blake. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am Monday, July 12, 2010, at the St. Louis Catholic Church with Msgr. William Myers officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Louis Catholic Church Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday, July 11, 2010 from 6 until 8 pm at Willis Funeral Home with a rosary service at 8:00 pm In lieu of flowers the family request donation be made to the Holzer Hospice at 100 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, Oh.

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