The Rev. Carlyle Ronald Blake, CSsR, died Thursday, April 18, 2019.

The funeral Mass will be held on St. Thomas, USVI.

The Rev. Carlyle Blake was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Viola Calistro-Blake; siblings, Thomas R. Blake, Eric W. Blake, Patty Blake and Ann Marie Blake; and aunts and uncles, Beryl Best, Isabel Calistro, Felecia (Valarie) Calistro, Bernice Harrigan, Melita Barthlett, Theodore and Felix Calistro.

He is survived by his aunts, Medina Scatliffe and Altagracia Padilla; nieces and nephews, Myrilyn B. Daniel, Thomas R. Blake, Jr., Sylvia N. Blake, Ronald E. Blake, Patricia Blake Simmonds, Erica Blake Washington (Dave), Felecia V. Blake, Michael A. Blake (Beverly), Anicia M. Blake, Eric W. Akinyemi Blake, Jr. (Mariel), Jeri J Greaves, Judi J. Sapp, Juli J. Moses; great-nieces and nephews, Gwendolyn E. Roebuck, Lauren B. M. Daniel, Shenelle M. Roebuck, Thomas J. Blake, TaMicah J. Sweeney (Cecil), Randy Roebuck (Angelique), Thamolyah J. Blake Luther (Khaleel), Dylan Blake, Katrina Washington, Nyda M. Simmonds, David S. Washington, Maya N. Blake, Tashiim J. Blake, Evan E. Blake, Dillard Blake, Julian B. Rucker, Obayemi S Blake. Josiah Blake, Tiffany G. Rucker; great-great-nieces and nephews, Xion J. Blake, Quiarrah Blake, Yahmeel J. Blake, Kailee Luther, Naelani Roebuck, Nathaniel Bryant; sisters-in-law, Madonia H. Blake, Gwendolyn C. Blake; special cousin, Aurea Anderson; cousins, Alviston Calistro (Lena), Elroy Calistro, Alicia Powell, Viola E. Smith, Elwin Best, Leslie Rhymer, Dr. Ronald Harrigan (Sandra), Eva Haynes, Sonia Dalmida (Alvin), Editha Best, Linda Hill, Aubrey Harrigan, Shirley Jennings (Carl), Calma Calistro, Beverly Seales (Tyrone), Elroy Best (Annette), Sandra Brown, Dennis Frett, Peter Carter, Darcel Carter; Redemptorists priests, brothers and deacons, the Rev. Kenneth Gaddy; special nephew, the Rev. Glenn Parker, the Rev. Maurice Nutt, the Rev. Angelito “Angie” Peres, Brother Darrell Cevasco, Brother Leonard Samuel, Deacon Emith Fludd; very special friend, Genevieve (Ginger) Clenance, Maureen Petersen, Richard Lane, David Mendoza, Bob and Kathy Porta; special friends, Sr. Marge Brennan, Ann E. Abramson, Shelley, Justin and John Moorhead, Rupert and Edna Abramson, Kathy King, Rita Powell, Gwendolyn Lucas, Theresa Duval, Juliette and Kenneth Clarke, Dr. George Franklin, Maria (Joy) Thomas-Lewis, Marla L. Matthew, Alvin Milligan, Terryl Simiena, Vilma Johnson, Janet (New Smyrna Beach Villa, Fla.), Sonia Robinson, Gerard (Stella Maris. Timonium, Md.), Ss. Peter and Paul School Class of 1954, Golden Jubilee Committee Members; and other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

A funeral mass was celebrated for the Rev. Carlyle Blake at St. John Neumann Residence, Stella Maris, Timonium, Md., on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Following the Mass, he was flown home to St. Thomas.

Fr. Blake will lie in state and Vespers will be held at Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 28. The second viewing is Monday, April 29, from 9 to 10 a.m. at Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, April 29, at 10 a.m. at Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral, St. Thomas, USVI. Interment is at Western Cemetery No. 1.

Funeral arrangements are by Hurley Funeral Home.

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