July 10, 2012
Ryan A. Blake, 39, of Delaware passed away Thursday morning (May 24, 2012) at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
He was born Dec. 17, 1972, in Columbus to Roger and Helen (Faulkner) Blake and graduated from Buckeye Valley High School in 1991. He lived most of his life in Delaware and served as a firefighter for the City of Columbus until 2011. He was an avid OSU Buckeye fan and enjoyed working with his friend John McManus. He also enjoyed spending time with his son, Gaven, and daughter, Karson “Red Bird,” both of Delaware, and he was very proud of them.
He is also survived by his mother, Helen Caraway of Ashley, and his brother, Nick (Terri) Blake of Delaware.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roger Blake in 2009; stepfather, Jim Caraway in 2009; and his wife, Leah Rachel Blake in 2010.
The family would like to thank all the family and friends that have helped out through this difficult time, especially Andrea. There will be no calling hours or services observed. Rodman Neeper Funeral Home, Delaware is assisting the family.
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