Robert C. Blake

December 8, 1945August 20, 2011

Robert C. Blake

Age 65 passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 20, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Mary (Morrow) Blake. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Linda (Schreiner) Blake; son, Russ (Stephanie) Blake; daughter, Jennifer Blake; beloved grandson, Elias Robert Blake; brother, Ed (Carlene) Blake; special brothers-in-law, Eric and Carl Schreiner; and numerous nieces and nephews. Robert graduated from Belmont High School in 1963 then went on to serve in the U.S. Navy from 1963-1966 as a Machinery Repairman (MR) on the U.S.S. Piedmont AD-17. He was a very respected member of the tool and die industry, in Dayton, for 45 years. During this time he was plant manager for 30 years with Adena Tool, before opening his own shop, Triumph Tool. He was also a profound innovator and inventor. Robert had a passion for riding and collecting motorcycles; especially vintage Triumphs. He was a decorated boat racer, and also enjoyed riding dirt bikes. He was a Freemason, as well as a longtime member of the American Legion Post 0586, the American Power Boat Assoc., and the American Motorcyclist Assoc. (Charter Life Member). Robert earned his 3rd degree black belt in Taekwondo (Member of the Kukkiwan) and enjoyed teaching Taekwondo. A Gathering of Friends will be held from 4-6:30 pm on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at the Gebhart-Schmidt-Parramore Funeral Home, 508 E. Linden Ave., Miamisburg, Ohio 45342 with a memorial service beginning at 6:30 pm,officiant Chief Burks, United States Navy. If desired, memorial contributions may be given to Blue Star Mothers - Miami Valley Chapter #3, P.O. Box 292722 Dayton, Ohio 45429, in memory of Robert. Personal condolences may be left for the family by visiting Robert’s online memorial at


  • Gathering of Friends Tuesday, August 30, 2011
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, August 30, 2011
  • Victory Lap and Memorial Saturday, August 27, 2011

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John Farmer

August 30, 2011

I am so sorry to hear of passing of this wonderful man. Men like Bob are not made anymore. I had the privileged of knowing Bob threw the tool and die world. He will be greatly missed. My condolences to he family and I will keep you in my prayers.

Patrick Webb

August 30, 2011

My condolences to Linda, Jen, Russ and Ed. My heart is heavy with the news of his passing.I was lucky enough to have had the opportunity to work with and learn a great deal from this man and even luckier to know him as a friend. His knowledge in his craft was only outweighed by his strong sense of family and friends,he will surely be missed.

Sandra Czarnecki

August 30, 2011

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Cindy (Greene) Clark

August 29, 2011

I went to school with Bobby Blake...starting in kindergarten through HS. It makes my heart happy to know he did so well in life and knew great love. May God give you peace during this painful time.

Ann Beaudriault

August 26, 2011

My condolences to the Blake family. My heart weighs heavy for the loss of a husband

Courtney Mackintosh

August 25, 2011

My heart is hurting for you and your family, Linda.
Blake was an amazing husband and father -You are
in my prayers, I know you have the great love and support
of your family -please remember you have mine too.