OBITUARY: KENNETH ALAN BLACH
1954 KENNETH ALAN BLACH 2011
KENNETH ALAN BLACH, 56, passed away peacefully on November 27, 2011 in his South Lake Tahoe home surrounded by his wife Christy, son Christopher, sister Bev and sister-in-law Nina.
Ken was born on December 20, 1954 in Palo Alto, CA and raised in Mountain View, CA. He spent his youth growing up in a large lively family of 11 children and brave parents. Ken was very active in sports … playing baseball and football. He graduated from Awalt High School and relocated to South Lake Tahoe in 1978 where he continued in his chosen profession as a floor contractor for many years.
Ken returned to school at Lake Tahoe Community College and received his degree in Computer Science. He then continued for the next 12 years teaching in the college’s Disability Resource Center as an Alternate Media Specialist.
Ken is survived by his beloved wife Christy Monohan-Blach; son Christopher; and his loving parents Jim and Liz Blach. He will always be remembered and treasured by his siblings, Beth, Jim Jr., Thom (Tina), Barb Boss (Floyd), Phil (Marie), Paul (Tracy), Beverly (Nina), Steve, David (Christy) and Tracy along with his special nieces, nephews, extended family, in-laws, friends, and closed mouth trusted friend Teri B. We all feel blessed to have been in his life.
Ken loved living in Lake Tahoe and took full advantage of being outdoors enjoying golfing, boating, and riding his dirt bike and Harley with the love of his life Christy. They loved heading to the Bay Area for Giants games, riding their bikes in Santa Cruz, or remodelling their home in the mountains together. Most of all they loved being with each other and spending time with family and friends.
Ken will be deeply missed by so many and remembered always for his life well lived.
Ken touched the lives of many people with his active service in his sobriety of over 17 years. He led by example and infused with his trademark sense of humour and straight talk.
Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life SAT • December 17, 2011 • 1:00 PM • Harvey’s Hotel / Casino, SLT-NV
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, THE FAMILY REQUESTS DONATIONS TO THE WONDERFUL ANGELS AT SOUTH LAKE TAHOE
HOME HEALTH CARE HOSPICE, C/O BARTON FOUNDATION / HOSPICE, 2092 LAKE TAHOE BLVD # 600,
SLT-CA 96150 OR FOUNDATION@BARTON HEALTH.ORG.
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