Franklin D. "Frank" Blake

1932 - 2019

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Franklin D. "Frank" Blake, 86, of Findlay and formerly of North Baltimore, passed away at 6:00pm on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at Fox Run Manor, Findlay. He was born on December 22, 1932, in North Baltimore, OH to the late James and Pearl (Bland) Blake. He married Carol "Joan" (Lawson) Blake on March 25, 1951, and she preceded him in death on September 29, 2010. Frank is survived by his daughter, Debra (Greg) Eier of Lima; his granddaughters: Jennifer (Ken) Goldberg, Kelly Reed, and Jessica (Bryan) Palmer; and his great-grandchildren: Jonah, Ella, and Nathaniel Goldberg. He was preceded in death by his brothers: John, Ernest, Woodrow, Carl, Bill, Tuffy, Paul, and Robert Blake; and his sisters: Evelyn Basil, Edith Dennis, Ruth Gonyer, and Betty Courtney. Frank retired from National Lime and Stone as a Computer Programmer. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2633 in North Baltimore. Frank enjoyed coffee sessions with his brothers, Wii bowling, and rooting for the Buckeyes and Lions. He treasured time with his family, especially over an order of New Riegel ribs. A celebration of Frank's life will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, where visitation will be held for 1 hour (1:00-2:00pm) prior to the service. Deacon Mike Eier will be officiating. Frank will be buried with his wife in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore. Memorial contributions may be made to to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be expressed at

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    515 N. Main St
    North Baltimore, Ohio 45872
    Sunday, December 8th 2019 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

  • Memorial Service:

    Sunday, December 8th 2019 - 2:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    515 North Main Street
    North Baltimore, Ohio 45842

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To : Our Blake Cousins
Date :Sunday, December 1st 2019
From : Allene Perry Schwartz
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Uncle Frank will be missed. He was always such a great light and laugh.

Allene, Emily, Micah and Cassidy

To : The Family of Frank Blake
Date :Monday, December 2nd 2019
From : Dale Deb Treier
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Dale had the pleasure of working with Frank at NL&S. May he rest in peace.

To : Debbie and family
Date :Saturday, November 30th 2019
From : Gene and Debbie Patterson
Debbie and family,
Our sincerest condolences to all of you as well as the Blake family. Frank was such a nice man and loved his family. Saturday morning get togethers with his brothers was important to all of them.
Praying for comfort for everyone.

To : Debbie and family
Date :Saturday, December 7th 2019
From : Robert Blake and family
Our condolences to you and your family. Frank was one of our favorite uncles and will be dearly missed. He was always surrounded by a loving family. Sorry that we cannot be at the services but Frank will always be in our hearts.