Robert Louis Blaze

August 16, 1933November 28, 2018

A Funeral Mass for Robert Louis Blaze, 85, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Our Lady of the Hills Catholic Church with burial to follow in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9:30 until 10:15 a.m. at the church prior to the service.

Robert went to his heavenly home on November 28, 2018. Born on August 16, 1933 in Columbia, SC, he was the son of the late Ludwig and Vivian Blaze.

Robert attended St. Peter’s Catholic School. He was a beloved resident and cared for at the Babcock Center and an avid lover of the Christmas season. He kept Christmas trees up and celebrated the holiday all year long. His surviving family includes his brothers and sister, Louie J. Blaze (Barbara), Thomas Blaze (Terry), and Christine King (Ted), as well as numerous nieces and nephews who lovingly knew him as “Uncle Bob”.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Babcock Center Foundation, P.O. Box 4389, West Columbia, SC 29171.

Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, is assisting the family.


  • Visitation Thursday, December 6, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, December 6, 2018

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Maria Smoak

November 30, 2018

Such fond memories of Bobby's love for the Church and ushering at Sunday Masses. With a smile and a handshake, this gentle soul would welcome friends and strangers alike. May he RIP after a long and well-lived life. Love and comfort to dear friends, Chris and Ted. My prayers are with you. 🌷🌷🌷

Kendra Williams

November 30, 2018

Such joy, such happiness, such laughter, such cheer. I was privileged to provide care for a true connoisseur of the love for life. When I met Mr. Blaze, he was over 80 years of age. He still possessed the gift of being young at heart. He was excited to travel, explore, and enjoy anything that sparked his interest. He was always eager for the next adventure. I was just the tour guide, but he showed me to always keep desiring the best that life has to offer. I pray for peace and comfort for the family and all who mourn at this time. I know we will find solace in the fond memories and words of wit and wisdom he provided us all.