LONG BEACH — Blake Douglas Stinner died peacefully at home, on Aug. 14, 2019, following an admirable battle with pancreatic cancer.
Born on April 21, 1952, in Akron, Ohio, Blake’s family moved to Camp Hill, Pennsylvania where he was raised. Growing up he was involved in Little League, high school and college baseball, Indian Guides, Youth Fellowship at Camp Hill Presbyterian Church, and Boy Scouts of America. As an Eagle Scout, Blake aspired to live his life by the Scout Oath. Blake was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and graduated from Penn State University with a BS in Community Development. His passion for Penn State football was well known among family and friends. He lived in Michigan for many years where he raised his family.
Blake moved to Long Beach in 2001, where he met and married Rena (Linster-Hermens), on May 4, 2002. Their blended family consists of four daughters, Rachel (Keith) Teague, Christy (Garret) Beischlag, Trina (Michael) Richards, and Tara (Paul) Jarrett; 8 grandchildren Ty & Shelby Beischlag, Taylor Edwards, McKenna, Lindsey & MJ Richards, and Derek & Jacqueline Jarrett.
His love for his family was enormous.
In addition to his wife, children and grandchildren, Blake is survived by his brother, Jeff (Tricia) Stinner; sister, Julie Waddington; nieces and nephews Lizzy Goedkoop, Matt Stinner, and Hannah and Ryan Waddington.
His parents Nancy (Henning) Walters and Samuel Stinner preceded Blake in death.
He worked as an industrial sales rep in several states. He enjoyed selling real estate from 2003-06. In 2007, Blake became a district executive with the Boy Scouts until he retired.
Blake loved nature and enjoyed hiking, camping, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also loved traveling, including several trips to the Caribbean and transits on the Panama Canal and Amazon River. He was a collector of antiques.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pacific County Fire District No. 1 or American Cancer Society.
A Celebration of Life will be at the Peninsula Senior Center, at 21603 Pacific Way in Ocean Park on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 11 a.m.