Charles M. Blake Jr., of Sisters, died Saturday, September 26, from heart failure. He was 83.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 17 at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Sisters.

Charles, the son of Charles Sr. and Margaret, was born in Arlington, Massachusetts. He was raised in Lexington, MA and attended Valley Forge Military Academy. He received a BA in business and a masters in financial services.

He served in World War II from 1945-1948 and Korea from 1950-1953, receiving the Bronze Star in 1952.

He retired from Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. and Blake-Barnett in 1982. He was a Certified Life Underwriter and a Certified Financial Planner.

Charles was preceded in death by is wife of 60 years, Joyce.

He is survived by his son, Mowry of Portland; his daughter, Stephanie, of Big Lake, Minnesota; and five grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516. Visit to sign the online guestbook.