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Ronald William "Red" Blakely of Niagara Falls, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2019 after a brief battle with cancer. He was 85. He was born in Rossiter, Pennsylvania, on July 22, 1933, son of the late William and Martha (Fleming) Blakely.
He attended local schools and graduated from Niagara Falls High School.
He entered the United States Army in 1953 and served during the Korean Conflict until his honorable discharge in 1955. After serving his country, Mr. Blakely worked for Niagara Mohawk, retiring as a serviceman after 42 years.
He was a longtime member of the Niagara Falls Kiwanis Club was a scoutmaster for the local Webelos, he enjoyed travelling, vacationing in Aruba, cruises, and he was an avid square dancer and loved playing euchre.
Red is survived by his loving wife ,Marguerite (Amery) Blakely; two children, Sherry Blakely and Scott W. (Debbie) Blakely; and two grandchildren, Katie and Brian.
Friends may call at the LANE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 8622 Buffalo Avenue, on Friday from 4-8 PM. Funeral services will be on Saturday at 11 AM in First Baptist Church, 554 Main Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14301. Burial will follow in Riverdale Cemetery in Lewiston.
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Published on July 17, 2019
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Suzanne Carroll
Jul 19, 2019
Sweetest Sunrise Bouquet was purchased for the family of Ronald "Red" Blakely by Suzanne Carroll.  Send flowers
Jul 18, 2019
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Jul 18, 2019
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Richard Williams
Jul 18, 2019
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Donna Barber Ryan
Jul 18, 2019
I’m so sorry for your family loss. My long time neighbor growing up
Rob & Heather
Jul 18, 2019
Dear Marge and Family,
Eternal rest grant unto him o Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the soul of Red and all the faithfully departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.
We enjoyed serving with him in Kiwanis. He was a kind man. Our prayers and thoughts for you and your family.
Rest in peace Red!
God bless
Mildred Olscamp
Jul 17, 2019
Marge & family, sorry for your loss.
Bill and Betsy
Jul 17, 2019
So sorry for your loss. You all have wonderful memories of Red, keep them in your heart.
Ann Keefer
Jul 17, 2019
Lavender Reflections Spray was purchased for the family of Ronald "Red" Blakely by Ann Keefer.  Send flowers