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LOUISVILLE, KY — Peter John Blake, 47, of Louisville, passed away in his sleep on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

Peter was born in Calumet, MI, and grew up in Marquette, MI. He graduated from Marquette Senior High School and earned his bachelor’s degree at Northern Michigan University. He was a member of St. Bernard Church, worked at Humana for the last 12 years and was also a National Guard veteran.

Peter was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers and the University of Michigan but cheered the loudest on the sidelines at Nathan and Hope’s games.

He is survived by his wife Beth (Parrish) Blake; children, Nathan and Hope Blake; mother, Patricia Blake of Marquette; brothers, Tracy (Liz) of Interlochen, MI; Tom (Jani) of Negaunee, MI; Paul (Donna) of Houghton, MI and Emmett of Marquette; and sisters, Bobbi Blake of Northville, MI; Mary (Jeff) Stevens of Dollar Bay, MI; Kathy Blake (Mark Hirvonen) of Marquette and Beth (Tom) Holmgren of Negaunee. Pete was also a fun-loving uncle to numerous nieces and nephews.

Peter was preceded in death by his father, William Joseph Blake, and brother, Michael Blake.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 2nd at 1 p.m. in St. Peter Cathedral with the Rev. Msgr. Michael Steber officiating and Deacon Scott Jamieson assisting. The Blake family will greet relatives and friends beginning at 12 noon Saturday until the time of the mass in the Bishop’s Room of the cathedral. A luncheon will take place in the parish hall immediately following.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to The Peter Blake Memorial Fund at

The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home is assisting the Blake family with arrangements where memories may be shared at

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
St. Peter Cathedral Bishop's Room

311 Baraga Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855

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St. Peter Cathedral

311 Baraga Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855


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