Paul E. Blake, 71

O paul blakeCASCO — Paul Edwin Blake, 71, of Casco, passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2014.

He was born on May 19, 1942, in Portland, the son of Katherine Dinan Blake and Avery Blake. He was the brother of Mary Blake Trufant and Prudence Blake Grindel Buzzell, all of whom predeceased him.

He married Joy Farnsworth Blake in South Portland on Aug. 12, 1967.

Paul was drafted in 1967 as airborne infantry in the United States Army. He served in Vietnam until he was wounded on May 15, 1968. He spent many months in Walter Reed Medical Center recovering from the loss of his eye.

He was a dedicated employee of the United States Post Office, retiring after 30 years.

Paul enjoyed spending time with his family and many friends he has made over the years at Kettle Cove and Sebago Lake. His door was always open to all who he loved.

He is survived by his sons, Jeffrey A. Blake of Casco and Jayson P. Blake of South Portland; two grandchildren; and his companion, Jennie MacDonald of Casco.

Visiting hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014, at the Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 10, at 10 a.m., at Holy Cross Catholic Church in South Portland. Interment will follow at Forest City Cemetery.

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