ViewingGrace Presbyterian Church
Jenkintown, PA 19120
On March 28, 1949, Dywatt Curvin Blake was born in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, in the small district of Kinole to Ethel Brown and Curtis Blake. Raised by his mother Ethel and stepfather Herbert, Dywatt developed strong family values. As a young child, he could often be found playing dominoes or a game of marbles with his siblings and friends. He attended Bethlehem Primary School and after graduation he went to Chester Vale Trade School where he studied welding.
Dywatt possessed many skills; he was a baker, a disc jockey, and an entrepreneur who established several small businesses. Dywatt met the love of his life Pauline Edwards in 1971, and they often traveled internationally to Canada for Cricket tournaments, and annually on holiday.
In 1979 they migrated to the United States venturing out for a better life for their children. In February of 1980, Dywatt began working at Albert Einstein Medical Center where he was often recognized and praised for his strong work ethic and dependability. He dedicated 39 years of exceptional service going above and beyond in each task that he performed. While working fulltime as an Environmental Service Specialist, he developed a love for cars and enrolled at Lincoln Technical Institute where he became an Automotive Technician.
On August 28, 1982, Dywatt and Pauline were married and together they have five children; Khareen (Diane), Dave, Dez (Marvel), Donnarie and Dwight. Dwyatt was a man of few words, but in those words were power and wisdom in which he passed on to his children. Dywatt was a generous man who would give the clothes off of his back to anyone in need. Growing up with very little, he devoted much of his life to helping others. His sense of humor, and his laugh could cheer up anyone he came into contact with.
Dywatt’s passion was his family; he loved cook outs, and taking his wife and children out to celebrate their birthdays every year. Spending Sunday evenings with his family watching sporting events was one of his past times, as well as traveling to New York to catch up with his friends and family.
On March 30, 2019, sadly Dywatt passed away. He was predeceased by his mother Ethel Smith, stepfather Herbert Smith, and brother Glenroy Smith.
His true love for family and his sense of humor are a part of his legacy he leaves behind. He is survived by his wife Pauline of 36 years, his five children Khareen, Dave, Dez, Donnarie, and Dwight, his eleven grandchildren Kelsey, Kayleen, Karissa, Demar, Madison, Mia, Taylor, Dyron, Karabella, Dakota, and Darren. His sisters Ludy Matthews, and Aileen Smith-Forbes. Brothers Cylde Blake, and Desnoes Smith, and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.
Dywatt was a true lover of reggae music, one of his favorite songs was “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley. If he were here now he would tell us “Don’t worry about a thing.”