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Mike Blakeman

MICHAEL “MIKE” BLAKEMAN age 65, beloved husband for 40 years of Kris (nee Bauer); loving father of David and Julie (Ed) Diroll; cherished son of Patsy Gardner (nee Cummings) and the late Michael Blakeman; dearest brother of Christopher, Tara (Earl) Rahm, Renee (Chris) Ayers, and the late Douglas; dear uncle of many.

Mike retired as an Ohio State Park manager after 28 years. He was an avid hunter, gardener, and outdoorsman. His passion for plants and service led him to start his own arborist design service called Woodhandle Landscape Design. He was a former Boy Scout Master and in 2012 a certified master gardener. He loved watching the Cleveland Browns and enjoyed learning about American history. An avid learner, Mike was a teacher to many, whether Seinfeld trivia or a garden consultant. Mike was a passionate and creative foodie and chef. His wife and children brought him true joy and he loved them dearly. Mike will be missed by many.

Contributions may be made in memory of Mike to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, December 30, 2022, at St. Mary Catholic Parish 401 North Street, Chardon 44024 at 10 AM. Please click HERE for the You Tube link to the Mass.

Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Mike at THE DeJOHN Funeral Home & Crematory of Chardon 126 South St.  (Rt. 44, south of Rt. 6/Chardon Square) on Thursday, December 29, 2022, from 2-4PM and 6-8PM.


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