Blake E. Devitt, 76, of Sanibel & Indianapolis, passed away on August 3, 2023 at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was born February 27, 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late William E. and Louise Devitt.
Blake was loved and will be missed by his wife of 54 years, Jan; brother, Jim Devitt (Tanya), his sisters, Nancy Bolander (Steve) and Tricia Dean (Kent). Blake was a beloved and supportive uncle and brother-in-law.
Blake completed his undergraduate studies at Bradley University and received his MBA from the University of Wisconsin. He began his CPA career at Ernst & Ernst (now EY) in Indianapolis in 1971. In his 34-year tenure, Blake was chosen to be a Fellow at The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), achieved partnership and served as Lead Audit Partner for several national pharmaceutical clients. In 2001, Blake transferred to New York City to organize the Pharmaceutical Division for EY and then transferred to Columbus, Ohio where he was an EY Lead Audit Partner for a global healthcare company before retiring in 2005.
During retirement, Blake served on the boards of Baxter and Strada, and served as President of the Somerset Condominium Association in Sanibel.
An avid sports fan, he cheered for the Indianapolis Colts, the Indiana Pacers and pretty much any competitive sporting event. He and Jan enjoyed worldwide traveling, as well as music and theater arts. In his free time, he enjoyed golf, exercise and spending time with family and friends.
Memorial visitation will be observed Wednesday, August 9 from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM at G.H. Herrmann Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46227. It will be followed by the Celebration of Life at 6:30 pm.