Blake anniversary is celebrated at family gathering


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Mr. and Mrs. Russell L. Blake

POLAND — Mr. and Mrs. Russell L. Blake, 208 Sheridan Road, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary during a June 26-28 family gathering on Lake Erie islands at Port Clinton.

Hosts for the event were their sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Libby Blake of North Canton and David and Beverly Blake of Atlanta. Their family includes five grandchildren.

The former Agnes E. Richmond and Mr. Blake were united in marriage on June 23, 1944, at the bride’s home in Lonaconing, Md. The couple are members of Poland United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Blake was a self-employed piano teacher prior to retiring in 1997. She belongs to the Carnival Dance Club.

Mr. Blake served with the U.S. Army in the South Pacific from 1943 to 1946. He was a member of Poland Village Council from 1956 to 1976 and was the mayor of Poland Village from 1976 to 1980. He retired in 1989 from Nationwide Insurance as an agent in the Youngstown Area.

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