Lyman R. Blake

Lyman Rogers Blake, 98, passed away on May 28, 2015 at Crestwood Healthcare and Rehabili­tation Center, Milford.

He was born in Wester­ly, RI on October 31, 1916. He was raised and educated in Rhode Island and gradu­ated from the Uni­versity of Rhode Island.

Mr. Blake was a U.S. Air Force vet­eran and a proud pilot having served during WWII & Korea and was honorably discharged with the rank of Major.

He made his home in Milford, NH for many years and worked at Hitchiner Manufacturing Company until he retired.

Mr. Blake enjoyed play­ing and watching golf. He was a loving husband, a devoted father, grandfa­ther and great grandfa­ther.

He leaves his wife of 72 years, Frances Blake; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Mitch Blake of Nantucket, MA, Robert and Connie Blake of Milford, NH; five grandchil­dren, Linsey, Lori, Andrew, Rowan and Eva Blake; and one great grandchild, Sagan Blake-Welsh.

A Memorial Service will be held at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, NH at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford. To share a memory or offer a condo­lence, please go to www. smith-heald.com.