He had owned and operated a farm and logging business for many years. He was an award-winning tractor pull competitor, participating in many central New York events. He collected, owned and was proud of his 12 Minneapolis Moline tractors.
He was the son of the late Ernest and Charlotte (McGlen) Blake and was predeceased by a son, Brian Blake and step-children, Roberta Baldwin and Vicki Sharp.
Surviving are his longtime companion, Dorothy Cooper of Hannibal; children, Amanda Blake and Dylan Blake of Hannibal; granddaughter, Annaleigh; step-children, Cathy Bullock of Honeoye Falls, Barbara Griffith of Port Byron, Gary (Diane) Cooper of Oswego, Steven (Tela) Cooper of Port Byron and Shari (Oliver) VanHorn of Cato; siblings, Diane (Ray) DuBois of Prattsburgh, Barbara Green of Phoenix, Marlene Robinson of Oswego, Jerry (Donna) Blake of Hannibal and Christine (David) Wolford of Fulton; and many step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 4 to 6 p.m. today, April 1 at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga Street in Hannibal. Interment will be in the spring at Hannibal Village Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126.