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Blake F. Charvat, age 26, of Baltimore, MD and formerly of Destrehan, died Aug. 21, 2008.

Blake was a Researcher on the faculty of Johns Hopkins University. Blake was a fiercely loyal and passionate character with a smile that instantly charmed. He was as quick to protect his family as he was to engage in a philosophical debate. He relished the simple pleasures in life, such as swinging with his grandfather, late-night walks with his dog, and renting obscure movies with his girlfriend. Survivors include his parents, Rickie and Jim Charvat, Atlanta; sister, Julie Hernandez (Jason), Doylestown, Pa.; sister, Courtney Charvat, Atlanta; girlfriend, Ann VandenLangenberg, Baltimore, MD; paternal grandmother, Theodora Charvat Thomas, Atlanta; maternal grandmother, Shirley Slater, Houma; nephew, Tyler Hernandez; niece, Sadie Hernandez; aunts, uncles, cousins and his beloved cat, “Feller”. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers: Frank J. Charvat and Harry A. Slater, of blessed memory. Sign online guestbook at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals directly at A private graveside service was held with Cantor Donna Faye Marcus officiating.  Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta, 770-451-4999

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