John K. Blake Monday, August 6, 1928 - Thursday, November 17, 2016

John K. Blake, 88, of Philipsburg, formerly of Osceola Mills, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born August 6, 1928 in Philipsburg, he was the son of the late Thomas N. & Jennie (Simcox) Blake Sr. John was a former member of the First Presbyterian Church, Philipsburg and a former member of the Osceola Mills United Methodist Church. He had worked for Knowles Coal Company, Beaver Bread, American General Life Insurance Company, Summit Homes and Wolf Furniture. John was a life member of the Philipsburg BPO Elk Lodge #1173 and Reliance Fire Company. He was a former member of the Osceola Mills F&AM lodge. When he resided in Osceola Mills, John was on the town council and also served as mayor. He enjoyed traveling and golf. John was first married to the former Viola Smith, who passed away in 1972. He later married the former Louise C. Armstrong, who passed away in 2011. John is survived by two sons John D. Blake and his wife Marcia of Clarks Summit and Larry Blake and his wife Helen of Osceola Mills; a step daughter Cindy Crossan Seitz and her husband Brad of York; a step son Mark Crossan and his wife Donna of Dover; 6 grandchildren Travis Blake (Annie), Tim Blake (Candace), Kristen Krause (Ben), Samuel Earl Blake (Sharona), Hilary Blake and Jonathan Blake; 5 step grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents and 2 wives, he was preceded in death by four brothers Mearl, Earl, Thomas, and William “Toad” Blake and three sisters Harriet Fowler, Pearl Dixon and Dorothy Nixon. Funeral Services will be held at the David K. Dahlgren Funeral Home, 228 N. Centre St. Philipsburg, on Tuesday, November 22 at 11:00am with Rev. Dr. Katie Hopper officiating. Burial will be at the Philipsburg Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Monday, November 21 from 5 to 8pm and on Tuesday November 22 from 10-11am. An Elks memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, November 21 at 7pm. Memorial contributions in John’s memory may be made to the Clear-Centre Pool, Osceola Mills, PA 16666. Online condolences to the family may be made at

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Uncle John, I remember as a child and teenager whenever our families would get together, you would always give Roger and I a dollar and tell us here is some pocket money for you. You were the greatest uncle anyone could have. Always loving, caring and had a joke to share. You had an infectious laugh. May you rest in peace with all our family members and friends that have gone before you. To my cousins John and Larry, sorry I'm unable to attend your dad's funeral. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

John and Larry and all your familys,   Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all. Rest in Peace Uncle John, You will be missed.

He was a great man who we loved talking to. He will be deeply missed!

John & Marcia, Larry & Helen, Cindy & Brad, Mark & Donna and family:  May God give you courage, strength, and support. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.