Thelma F. Blake, 85, of Warren, passed away Monday morning, March 25, 2019, at University Hospital of Cleveland.
She was born February 2, 1934 in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, a daughter of Arley and Mabel (Romack) McMasters.
Thelma was a 1952 graduate of Waynesburg High School and was employed as a massage therapist for Dr. Daniel Reitz in Warren for several years. After retiring she continued providing therapy out of her home for family, friends and some favorite clients through the years.
She married James A. Blake on March 21, 1953. They shared 31 years of marriage and many happy memories together. He preceded her in death on August 18, 1984.
Thelma was of the Protestant faith and enjoyed tending to her flowers, doing yard work and supporting her sons’ sports teams and keeping score for them. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, whom she dearly loved.
She is survived by three sons, James A. “Allen” Blake of Warren, Mitchell E. (Julie) Blake of Lordstown and Robert E. Blake of Warren. She also leaves behind a brother, David (Lynora) McMasters of Howland; a sister, Donna Lee Debolt of Newton Falls; five grandchildren, Eric Blake, Sandra (Fawad) Shaikh, Lisa (Sean) Mark, Heather (Doug) Eisenbraun and Kyle Blake and seven great-grandchildren, Anabelle, Owen, Camryn, Madison, Jaxon, Emerson and Zaina.
Besides her husband, Thelma was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Betty Worthington; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Blake and a great-granddaughter, Ava.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, 533 North Park Avenue, Warren, with Pastor James Dittmar officiating.
Friends may call 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 29, at the funeral home.
Thelma will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband in the Pine Knoll Cemetery, Warren Towship.
In addition to flowers the family suggests that material contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 90, Arlington, VA 22202, in her memory.
A television tribute will air Wednesday, March 27 at the following approximate times: 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.