Blake Robert McMahan, 42

Blake Robert McMahan, 42, of Vine St., Enon Valley died unexpectedly Monday, June 17, 2013 at his home.

Born May 9, 1971 in Chandler, Arizona, he was the son of Mac and Joan Tribelhorn McMahan of New Hampshire.

Blake graduated from Texas A & M University and received his Master Degree from Geneva College. He was employed as an Instructional Designer with Tele Tracking in Pittsburgh. He was a member and deacon at the College Hill Reformed Presbyterian Church.

He leaves to mourn his passing his wife of 13 years, Nellie McChesney McMahan; four children, Morgan 11, Audrey, 9, Robert, 6, and Samuel 5; his parents; his grandmother, Gerlinda McMahan and Grandma Shirley McMahan; brother, Ryan and his wife Kim, and their children, of Nova Scotia, Canada; as well as his wonderfully supportive church family at College Hill Reformed Presbyterian Church.

Friends will be received on Wednesday, June 19 at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main St. Wampum from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. A Memorial service will be held on Thursday at the College Hill Reformed Presbyterian Church at 10 am with Pastor Titus Martin.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Beaver County Christian School or the College Hill Reformed Presbyterian Church Mercy Fund .

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19 thoughts on “Blake Robert McMahan, 42

  1. So sorry for your loss. I only recently met Blake and he was a wonderful co-worker. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

  2. My deepest sympathies and condolences. May God guide Blake and his family with Peace, Light, and Love.

    God Bless

  3. My heart goes out for Blake’s family and friends. I have only had the opportunity to know Blake for a short time. I have been truly blessed to have known such a great man. He cared for others in a way I have not seen. It has been truly refreshing to see that in someone. He will live forever in my heart and memories. Rest with God.

  4. I had the pleasure of working with Blake at TeleTracking. Although I did not work with him on a regular basis whenever I saw him he always remembered our last conversation and was sure to greet me with his friendly personality and kind manner. Blake was the nicest guy and a true gentleman. He will be missed by all his friends at TeleTracking.

  5. Our love goes out to you and your family. We will be praying for peace, strength and encouragement. May you feel the Lord’s arms wrapped around you and know that He is always near.

  6. Nellie, Jackie and I are hurting with you and your kids. We are praying for you and will continue to pray for you as you mourn the loss of Blake. We love you guys!

  7. My sincere sympathies to Nellie and children and the entire family. I work at Teletech and Blake was not only a hard worker making sure we knew our systems, teaching with enthusiasm but most of all a good friend. We missed him when he left to pursue other job opportunities but were happy for him to find something that was not such a long way from home. Hearing of his passing is indeed a shock and words cannot express my sadness on hearing this. My prayers to the entire family for comfort thru this difficult time and prayers for Blake that he may rest in peace.
    most sincerely,
    Carol Ann Hamilla

  8. To Blake’s family, may God’s Blessing be with you in this very difficult time… may God lift you up and carry you through, as memories get fonder and time goes on.

  9. Nellie & family,

    My deepest sympathy to you all……may our great God bless you with His peace & comfort.
    I will be praying for you.
    Jesus, our only comfort in life and in death.

    Dave Dickey

  10. Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same. This is how Blake should be remembered. There was not a day that went by when I worked with him that he didn’t say good morning or goodbye to everyone in our department. He was a true gentleman and we be sadly missed by all who knew him.

  11. Blake trained me when I came into our company, and that foundation he helped build is what gives me the confidence I have with me everyday.
    Over the years, we traded pictures of our pets and children, and both came to the conclusion that sometimes life is just about sitting around in your backyard and watching your kids growing up.
    I am deeply saddened that Blake’s children will not get to see him watching them grow up.
    Please keep Blake & his family in your prayers, and in your hearts.

  12. Nellie; my heart breaks with you. Praying continuously, lifting up you and your children.
    Loving you in Christ,

  13. Much love to you, Nellie. My heart goes out to you and the kids. I’ve really appreciated you and Blake’s kindness and understanding over the years.

  14. I knew Blake and his brother, Ryan, as children when Joan and Mac and my husband and I were all living in Izmir, Turkey many years ago. I remember both boys as so very polite and friendly and it seems that this character trait carried over into Blake’s adulthood (Ryan too I would imagine) May God surround you with love and support, Nellie. Peace be to Blake’s memory. Carol Mowbray

  15. Nellie,

    My heart is heavy for you. I am praying that God would show you His love and strength in very tangible ways during this time of grief. I love you!

    Love, Jenelle

  16. I am Blake’s second cousin. We spent a week together when he and Ryan were 7 and 6 years old, then had several visits through the years. As an adult Blake lived in Colorado Springs and trained with me at my martial arts studio, achieving the rank of Purple Belt. I partnered with him for demonstrations of technique because we were very close in build and he was tough 😉 He was a purposeful and thoughtful and a good cook. I’ll miss Blake. Prayers to the children and Nellie.

    1 Thessalonians 4:13ff says we will see Blake again. That will be a better day.

    Kurt Frankenberg

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