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Clarence G. Blake, 88, formerly of New Road, who was a millwright in Niagara Falls for 38 years, died Monday (Sept. 6, 1999) in Heartland of Zephyrhills, Fla., after a long illness.

A native of Wilson, Blake was a longtime resident of Ransomville. Since the early 1970s, he had spent his winters in Florida, becoming a permanent resident several years ago and living in a mobile home park.

Blake was a graduate of Niagara Falls High School.

He worked for the Carborundum Co. in Niagara Falls until he retired in 1974.

He was a member of Ransomville United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, the former Laura A. Bradley of Zephyrhills, Fla.; a son, Gary, also of Zephyrhills; a daughter, Sharon Strasburg of Winter Haven, Fla.; a sister, Nellie Rohr of Buffalo; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Ransomville United Methodist Church, Youngstown-Lockport Road. Burial will be in North Ridge Cemetery, Cambria.


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