Blake Robert Birnie

Blake Robert Birnie

September 8, 1995 – October 7, 2017
Blake Robert Birnie, 22, was reunited with his twin brother, Bryan, in heaven on October 7, 2017. Blake was born on September 8, 1995 in Santa Clara, the son of Greg and Cynthia Birnie. He graduated from Christopher High School in 2014. At the time of his death, Blake was working towards achieving his associate degree at Gavilan College. He was studying business agriculture in an effort to understand the flora that surrounded him and harness it to fulfill his entrepreneurial ambitions.
Blake found release in art and music. His vocal talents bridged a gap between his family and friends, which so many young adults struggle to connect. Blake’s friends and family have lost a truly remarkable young man, but they all agree that the way he touched their lives and brought people together means he will never be forgotten.
Blake is survived by his parents; siblings Christopher, Nicholas and Nicole Birnie; grandparents Sterling and Anna Chalk; aunts and uncles Debbie Chalk, John Chalk, Ben Chalk, Mohana and Kimberly (Birnie) Dissanayake, David and Marcy Birnie; niece Trinity; 14 cousins and his life affirming and ever present circle of friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Jim, Audrey, and Peggy Birnie; his uncles Jeff Birnie and Frank Chalk; and his brother Bryan Birnie.
Services will be held at South Valley Community Church on Saturday, October 21, at 10am. Interment will be at the Gates of Heaven Cemetery in Los Altos. An online guest book and additional information is available at www.habingfamilyfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Blake’s name to Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter.

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