Gay Karen Blake, 80, of New Cumberland, WV, passed away on Wednesday, November 25 at Golden Oaks Residential Boarding Care, Follansbee, WV.
Born on January 10, 1940 in Littleton, WV, Gay was the daughter of the late Price and Nellie (Antill) Gorby. She is also preceded in death by an infant brother, a brother, Rodney Gorby, and a sister, Mary Lou Garrison.
Gay was a 1957 graduate of Hundred High School and a retired Special Education teacher for Hancock County Schools. She was a member of Tomlinson Run Church of Christ. Gay held memberships with the New Cumberland Women’s Club, Red Hats Club, Beaver Valley Antique Club, and served on the WV State Special Olympics Committee.
Gay is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Joseph “Joe” Blake of New Cumberland, two sons, Joe (Tammie) Blake, and Todd (Shannon) Blake of New Cumberland; three grandsons, Logan, Travis and Connor Blake, and several beloved nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Chris Piccirillo and the staff at Golden Oaks, and also Amedisys Hospice for the kind and compassionate care Gay received.
There will be no visitation and funeral services will be held privately. A memorial and celebration of Gay’s life will be planned at a later date.