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Burket-Truby Funeral Home of Oakmont

Deakins, Blakely




Blakely Deakins of East Oakmont passed away suddenly on Saturday, September 19, 2020 a week after his 89th birthday with his son and daughter by his side. Blakely was preceded in death by his first wife Mary Lou (March 1979) and second wife Joanne (December 2015). He is survived by his son Jeffrey (Elaine) Deakins and daughter Mary Lee (Chuck) Wetmore and his two grandsons who he adored, Derek Deakins and Mark Wetmore. He is also survived by Joanne’s children, Chuck (Lynn) Law, Bob (Paige) Law, and Kathy (Roger) Danovich and grandchildren, Chris (Jamie) McKnight, Scott (Danielle) McKnight, and Katie McKnight, and 3 great-grandchildren. He retired in 1989 from Westinghouse in Cheswick and was a 50 year member of the Oakmont Elks Lodge 1668, and also a 60 year member of Verona Lodge 548. Blake was an avid gardener and Pittsburgh sports fan. He also enjoyed golfing and volunteered at several US Opens. Blakely will be especially remembered for his outgoing personality. He was a friend to all he met. Friends and relatives will be received on Monday, September 21, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. and on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. 421 Allegheny Ave. Oakmont. Masonic services 7 p.m. Tuesday evening in the funeral home. Funeral Service Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Masks and social distancing required, no more than 25 people in the funeral home at a time. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the Pittsburgh Food Bank.