Dr. R. "Bruce" Blake
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“May God Bless you Bruce. Love to your family. You have been a great friend to me. I know you are in everyone's Heart. Love, ...Read More »
1 of 48 | Posted by: Brian Faas - Orlando, FL

“Dear Dr.Blake, you were like a father figure to me :) <3 . ”
2 of 48 | Posted by: Jessica Wilson - Orlando, FL

“I only knew him for a little while but he was a gentle giant ...........he was kind, compassionate and a very special person. I just found out about...Read More »
3 of 48 | Posted by: Vicky Ambos - Orlando, FL

“May his family find solace in knowing how many young adults Bruce helped out over the years. His genuine concern for my son and all those like Matt...Read More »
4 of 48 | Posted by: Charla Miller - Orlando, FL

“Our deepest Sympathy to the family ”
5 of 48 | Posted by: Keith and Ana Jeffries - Orlando, FL

“Dr. Blake , i will always Remember the Good memories of you , me and my friends playing Basketball :] . I will miss the Head Locks you would do...Read More »
6 of 48 | Posted by: jessica wilson - orlando, FL

“We all miss you very much Dr. Blake!!! ”
7 of 48 | Posted by: Don Resnais - Orlando, FL

“Bruce lived a life worth remembering. His gave us memories too beautiful to forget ”
8 of 48 | Posted by: Ellie Hauser - Orlando , FL

“Our condolences on the passing of your beloved. May his presence be always with you. ”
9 of 48 | Posted by: Clover King-Thompson - Chicago, IL

“My heart goes out to Dr. Blake's family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so sorry for your loss. ”
10 of 48 | Posted by: Bob Ellis - San Francisco, CA

“Bruce our friendship will always remain deep in my heart with a life time of memories. Our time on and off the tennis court were teachable moments...Read More »
11 of 48 | Posted by: Terry Panton - Orlando

“Bruce was someone I greatly admired not only for his owith autism, but also his ability to listen to others and work together for the good of the...Read More »
12 of 48 | Posted by: Tricia A. Madden - Longwood, FL

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this very difficult time ”
13 of 48 | Posted by: Jeanette akerele-daley - Chicago, IL

“You understood more about aspergers then anyone i've met in my life... talking to us as equals and teaching us how our behaviors are similar to NTs...Read More »
14 of 48 | Posted by: Joe - Longwood - Friend/Colleague

“Our deepest condolences on this tragic, sudden loss. Bruce loved life, he loved his family, he loved our special needs kids. May you find strength...Read More »
15 of 48 | Posted by: Carl & Mercedes Infante - Orlando, FL

“My heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Blake and his family. I met Bruce a few years ago thrrough a professional event and from the very first moment I...Read More »
16 of 48 | Posted by: Donna Dalton - Altamone Springs, FL

“I met Bruce over 5 years ago at CARD. I was one overwhelmed Mom and he was there to help me. He was a godsend with his reassurance and compassion...Read More »
17 of 48 | Posted by: Laurie Barone - Dallas, TX

“I met Bruce over 5 years ago at CARD. I was one overwhelmed Mom and he was there to help me. He was a godsend with his reassurance and compassion...Read More »
18 of 48 | Posted by: Laurie Barone - Dallas, TX

“Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not heal. My wife and Kyoko are high school friends from Japan. I met Bruce February 18 1995,the same night I...Read More »
19 of 48 | Posted by: Issac and Junko Dickerson - Union, NJ

“I am deeply saddened by Bruce's passing. Bruce was a member of my doctoral cohort at UCF.He was truly passionate about our special needs students. ...Read More »
20 of 48 | Posted by: Margaret Cox - Miami, FL - Friend

“I met Bruce while working at a highschool, he visited many times to assist our ESE team and as an advocate for some of our students. He had such a...Read More »
21 of 48 | Posted by: Michelle Torres - Orlando, FL

“hi, I'm Kyoko's friend from highschool in Japan. I only got to speak with bruce on the phone a few times. but i'm shocked, and i can't even...Read More »
22 of 48 | Posted by: Risa Yamamuro - Los Angeles, CA

“I met Bruce in Austin Texas. Last I saw him was September 2012. We both served on an advisory panel for a project to look at employment services for...Read More »
23 of 48 | Posted by: Susan Foley - Boston, MA

“I meet Bruce prior to my first day with OCPS in 2008. The first day of CARD boot camp he encouraged me when I disagreed with a teammate during a...Read More »
24 of 48 | Posted by: Juli Scarr - Orlando, FL

“Our deepest sympathy to your family in this time of unimaginable sorrow. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
25 of 48 | Posted by: Simone's Eveo Friends and Colleagues - CA

“Bruce was one of the greatest individuals I ever had the chance to meet, work with, and spend time with outside of work. I knew him as a dedicated...Read More »
26 of 48 | Posted by: Jason Klazon - Titusville, FL

“Bruce and I got to know each other through Dr. McIntire and were able to have multiple conversations and a couple of meals together. We spent a lot...Read More »
27 of 48 | Posted by: Zachary Walker - Orlando, FL

“I will truly miss you my friend. You earned everyone's admiration and respect with your humility and sincerity. I can only hope that someday we will...Read More »
28 of 48 | Posted by: Edrick J. Bonilla - VIllalba, PR

“Im still at a loss of words. You were an inspiration to me and others. i am so honored that God had me in your presence while working at UCP. You...Read More »
29 of 48 | Posted by: Christina Neptune - Miami, FL

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Blake family. ”
30 of 48 | Posted by: Amy Bryant-Rowe - Apopka, FL

“Dr. Blake you have left a "permanent mark" on our lives. We will miss you and we will forever remember your plans for Adrian. Thank you for...Read More »
31 of 48 | Posted by: Paul, Maria, Adrian, Amanda and Alicia Gomes - FL

“My thoughts and prayers go out to Kyoko and the family at this most difficult time. There is an angel watching out for them and guiding them. Blake...Read More »
32 of 48 | Posted by: Nancy Crosby - Orlando, FL

“I'm not sure Bruce knew how much of a great influence he had on my son. The Modern Teen group was a great resource to my son Kevin. Bruce was...Read More »
33 of 48 | Posted by: Marie Hoder - Lake Mary, FL

“Although I didn't know Bruce as well as many, he left his imprint on my heart. I met him during a SIbshop training in Orlando several years ago. My...Read More »
34 of 48 | Posted by: Nancy Allison - Clermont, FL

“Bruce was such an amazing person. Shane would not be a part of our family if it had not been for Bruce. Tyler has blossomed into a wonderful young...Read More »
35 of 48 | Posted by: Karen & Jim Pridemore - Oviedo, FL

“Some of my fondest childhood memories, if not most contain Bruce and his family. I will truly miss my friend. To the family, I love you all and my...Read More »
36 of 48 | Posted by: Randy- Randal Muhammad & Family - IL

“Bruce was one of the most awe-inspiring, loving, and super positive people I have ever known. We became instant friends and he rekindled my love for...Read More »
37 of 48 | Posted by: John Torretti - Altamonte Springs, FL

“Dr. Blake, When we came back to UCP, you were a so driven to make a difference in the lives of ALL the TLA children at UCP. Our daughter Shannon...Read More »
38 of 48 | Posted by: Kathleen Maurici-Rutherford - FL

“After all the many trips we took to Colorado.. trying to get our families together was kinda hard. But now makes me regret we didnt try harder. Bruce...Read More »
39 of 48 | Posted by: Elizabeth & Bob Torretti - FL

“Bruce, I didn't know you personally but Simone used to talk so much about you... I share your family's members pain and wish you to rest in peace... ”
40 of 48 | Posted by: Iroumé - Evry, France

“You will be missed Bruce. As soon as we knew we were both from the Chi, we clicked. Thank you Bruce for all the laughter you shared with Stacy, Ellie...Read More »
41 of 48 | Posted by: Yolanda Solero-Quinones - Orlando, FL

“Bruce will Iive on in the hearts of all those he touched. His love of children will be an inspiration to those who knew him. Keep his memory alive...Read More »
42 of 48 | Posted by: Lynn Cleary - North Port, FL

“Dr.Blake brought so many gifts to many people, families, kids, friends, coworkers... We will never forget him. My heart is with you in this time of...Read More »
43 of 48 | Posted by: Carolina Viera Cassier - Apopka, FL

“Bruce helped us when our child was first diagnosed with Aspergers. He always offered help and advice no matter how busy. He helped our family...Read More »
44 of 48 | Posted by: Candice Fisher - Sanford, FL

“To the family of my friend: There are no words to express the lost of you loved one. I can only share Philippians 4:7 For my boss and friend...I...Read More »
45 of 48 | Posted by: Maria Rivera - Orlando, FL

“Bruce will truly be missed by all of those he affected; many who cannot even speak for themselves. Bruce not only loved and cared for his...Read More »
46 of 48 | Posted by: Kate Cumiskey - Edgewater, FL

“We are saddened by the tragic loss of Bruce.Please know that you are in our Thoughts and Prayers.May you find comfort in memories and strength in...Read More »
47 of 48 | Posted by: The Bowlin Family - Homewood, IL

“I am so sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
48 of 48 | Posted by: Susan Berger - Radcliff, LA


Raymond "Bruce" Blake, 42, passed away Jan. 17, 2013 in Orlando, FL. He was born June 11, 1970 in Chicago, IL. Bruce received his Batchelor of Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Chicago, Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and received his Doctor of Education from the Univeristy of Central Florida. He was the School Administrator for UCP of Central Florida and prior to that, UCFCARD. Bruce enjoyed surfing, snow boarding, painting, pottery, tennis, skateboarding and biking to name a few of his many hobbies. Bruce is survived by his wife, Kyoko Blake; children, girls, Himeko and Sayaka, and twin boys, Taisei and Shohei Blake; parents, Raymond and Audrey Blake of Palm Coast, FL; grandparents Selvin and Ivy Tomlinson of Chicago, IL; sister, Simone Blake of San Francisco, CA; brother, Ian Blake of Orlando, FL; parents-in-law, Hitoshi and Fusako Takemura of Japan; brother-in-law, Satoshi Takemura (Kyoko) of Japan; nephew, Naoki Takemura and several aunts, uncles and cousins.