ROBERT M. BLAKEY, 81, of Punta Gorda, Florida died Sunday, July 17, 2011 at Tidewell Hospice, Port Charlotte, Florida.
He was born January 26, 1930 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and moved to Punta Gorda 19 years ago from Youngstown, Ohio. Robert was a retired District Manager for BP Oil Company. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Punta Gorda and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survived by his loving family, his wife of 57 years, Dorothy B. Blakey of Punta Gorda; a daughter, Susan Simon of Birmingham, Michigan; a son, Robert M. Blakey of Tipp City, OH; a sister, Irene Bond of Houston, TX; and 4 grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, 11:00 AM, July 30, 2011 at the First Presbyterian Church of Punta Gorda, 25250 Airport Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33950. Rev. Stephen Mock will officiate. Private interment will be at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Port Charlotte.
Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home Punta Gorda Chapel.