Carl “Buck” V. Blake, 74, of Hinsdale and formerly of Gilsum, Marlborough, and Winchester died on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. He passed quietly and peacefully while resting after a brief period of declining health.
Carl was born the son of the late Helen M. (Bosworth) and Charles F. Blake on October 21, 1946, in Winchendon, MA. He was educated in Athol where he attended local schools.
On July 26, 1967, he enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He served as a Hercules Missile Crewman with Battery A. 4th. Battalion, 6th. Artery. Carl was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal and the Sharp Shooter Medal. He was honorably discharged at the rank of PFC-E3. On July 25, 1969.
On December 24, 1967, he exchanged vows with Susan J. Hale in a simple service in Richmond. They were married with close family and friends in attendance and have been married for fifty-three years.
Carl worked at Bond Auto Parts as a delivery driver for three years. Prior, he had been employed by the Melanson Co. in Keene as a mechanic for twenty-five years before his retirement in 2010.
In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was always up for a game of horseshoes. He liked to work on cars and watch NASCAR on television. Time was also spent watching wrestling and western movies.
Mr. Blake is survived by his wife, Susan J. Blake of Hinsdale. His children and their spouses; Bruce A. Lorion and his wife, Deborah of Roswell, GA. Carl V. Blake II and his wife, Lynda of Troy. Wendy S. Blake and her fiancée, Travis Earle of Keene. Daniel E. Blake and his wife, Erica of Chesterfield, and Rebecca A. Blake and her significant other, Steven Horne of Winchester. Three siblings; June Gonzales of ME. Ella Mae Blake of Orange, MA. and Dennis Blake and his wife, Susan of Orange, MA. Ten grandchildren; Katherine, Aaron, Jonathan, Bradley, Spencer, Ian, Clayton, Gabriel, Connor, and Ainsley. In addition, he is survived by; five great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Carl is predeceased by his siblings; Charles Blake, Robert Blake, Irene Mundell, Roger Blake, and Mildred Massengill. He is also predeceased by a grandchild, Trey Blake who passed on January 22, 2001.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, September 26, 2021, from 2 to 4 pm. in the funeral chapel. Military honors by the U.S. Army will occur at 3 pm. Burial will take place later. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Carl V. Blake to:
American Cancer Society
2 Commerce Dr. Ste 210
Bedford, NH. 03110
Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHAD)
One Medical Center Dr.
Lebanon, NH. 03766.
All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com