John was born on May 5, 1933 and passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017. John was a resident of Vermont at the time of passing. He graduated from Woodstock High School in 1951. John proudly served in the US Army 720th Military Police Battalion from May 1953 ? April 1955 and was stationed in Tokyo Japan for 1 ? years. John was married to Joyce. A graveside service will be held at the Taftsville Burial Grounds on Saturday May 13th at 1:00pm with a reception following at the Thompson Senior Center We would like to express our gratitude for the compassionate care and support John received from Bayada Hospice caregivers Heather Cathy Sarah Katie and Laura as well as his other caregivers Kathleen Danforth and Sherri McMahon. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Samuel Blake Shapiro Memorial Fund at the Santa Barbara Sea Center. Kindly make checks payable to ?The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History? and write ?in memory of John Blake SBSMF? on the memo line.