D. George Martin Blake

May 6, 1959August 11, 2013
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D. George Martin Blake, age 54, of Spokane Valley, passed away on August 11, 2013.

He was born May 1959 in Moses Lake, WA. George graduated in 1977 from Park Hills High School in Fairborn, OH. He then attended The Ohio State University and obtained degrees in zoology and pharmacy. He loved Ohio State and was a devoted Buckeye. George loved the outdoors; biking, camping and motorcycling, especially with his daughter, Erin. He lived life to the fullest and enjoyed every minute.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Blake. He is survived by his mother, Dorothy (Pein) Blake; his daughter, Erin Blake; and stepson, Taylor Lukes; sisters, Debi Blake Arnold, Diana Blake Drollinger (Dale); best friends, Lisa and Fred; nieces, Stephanie Balsom (Eric), and Audrey Balsom; and nephews, Blake Arnold (Stephanie), and Preston Arnold; and numerous cousins, and extended family.

A Memorial Service to celebrate George’s life will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at 10:30am at Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home, 1306 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley, WA 99206. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 17, 2013

D. George Martin Blake

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Carol Wheeler

September 3, 2013

I am so sorry for the Blake Family's loss of George. I remember a fun loving little boy living across the street from us in California playing with his sisters and friends from daybreak until after dusk.

Linda Meadows

August 22, 2013

I feel honored to have known George, he was a great person, very caring, I enjoyed working with him.
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. Your all in my Prayers at this difficult time if their is anything I can do for you please call. God Bless

Mike Tucker

August 19, 2013

What a wonderful friend. Have many fond memories of our time spent together in High School. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and close friends during this time remembrance and spiritual healing.

Ron Erkens

August 19, 2013

I had the pleasure of knowing George for many years in Spokane. He was a great man and a great father. My son and I saw him playing basketball with Erin many times in Liberty Lake. May you rest in peace and God bless your family. Ron Erkens (Phoenix, AZ)

Kellie Spurgeon

August 17, 2013

Praying for healing from your tremendous loss. So very sorry....
Kellie (Ferry County)

Julie Beck

August 16, 2013

Keep George's zest for life always in your hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this tragic time .George's spirit will forever live on in beautiful Erin. Julie & Greg Beck

Tammy Anderson

August 16, 2013 co-worker, my go-to pharmacist, my friend. Always my friend. I made you promises that I would always be here for you and that I would never betray your trust. You could tell me anything. I felt honored to deserve your friendship and your trust. Nothing changes now. You're still my friend and the talks we had will still remain just between us. Someday we will meet again and we will be able to share our secrets and inside jokes once again. I want an encore of the full dance routine to the entire song of "Ice, Ice Baby" and I was promised a second verse to the Monkey Song. I waited every year for the 4th of July, which is when I was supposed to get that next verse. And there was the new song that I barely got to hear only one time...Be prepared with all of this for when we meet again. I will honor you always by being here for those special loved ones left behind. I will miss your smile (and smirk), your sense of humor, your quick whit, and the special twinkle in your blue eyes.
The VA will never by the same without you. No one will ever fill that hole.

Linda Hembree

August 16, 2013

I pray that God's love and strength can comfort all during your tragic loss. Sending my heartfelt sympathy.

Kay Adkins Patterson

August 16, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of George. My prayers go out for his family and friends. I remember his kindness and gentleness and his encouraging spirit. He was one of the nicest friends in Junior High school

August 16, 2013

Praying for you and your family during this difficult time. Blake and I are sending big hugs your way. We love the photos posted of his uncle George and family.

Blake Arnold and Stephanie Williammee