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Rev.  Charles W. Blacklock, Jr.
  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church
    1911 Fairview Ave.
    Schenectady, NY 12306

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“My condolences to the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
1 of 18 | Posted by: Christy Homer Juran

“Hey there, Big Man...I'm sorry if I'm running just a BIT late yet again; you might say that the CATS have gotten my tongue! I am sure you will be...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Kevin Bryant Homer/Lord/Blacklock?

“It is with great sorrow that I learned of Chuck's passing today. He and Gail brightened my life for years by entrusting me with the care of their...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Virginia R Jarvis - Albany, NY

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Blacklock family during this difficult time. Chuck, you will be greatly missed by a lot of people. I feel...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Patti Pinder - Schenectady, NY

“Words alone can not express my feelings for this wonderful kind gentle (giant) of a man. He, and Gail, treated me like family. I will forever...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Mary - West Sand Lake, NY

“Although I enjoyed my relationship with my brother-in-law Chuck while he and Gail were married, it wasn't until he was alone that I really came to...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Glenn Jochum - Laurel, NY

“Thank you Father Blacklock for all the guidance you gave me. You were a great inspiration in my religion and in my life. Thank you for being you. May...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Dorothy Kennedy - Schenectady, NY

“I remember the fun times sitting around the dinner table, my first Christmas Eve mass at the church, helping out at the scottish games....thank you...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Dr. Nancy Cappiello - Scotia, NY

“The following is the [tell us about] "YOU Essay" from an application for a USC Fellowship that I finished sending out Wednesday before driving up to...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Kim Blacklock - Kent Lakes, NY

“We fished and crabbed in the summer at Truro,MA ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: joseph d roberts - boulder, WA

“I attended his ordination ceromony and his face is still vivid in my mind. ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: joseph d.roberts - boulder, ID

“My heart is broken that I couldn't see him before he left us.Chuck was the greatest man I've ever met. My only solice is that he is once again...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: April - Troy, NY

“Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with the entire family for the loss of Chuck-he was a giant of a man ! ”
13 of 18 | Posted by: Ron & Tammy Rohloff - Schenectady, NY

“So sorry for your loss. May God be with and your family at this time. Sincerely, James and Dale Carroll(father of Ed Carroll) ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: James and Dale Carroll - Conway, SC

“We thank God for knowing you as a friend and my predecessor as rector of St Paul's, Schenectady. Jane and I are so blessed to have known you, and to...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Fr Rich and Jane Schweinsburg - RI

“So many memories of Chuck with the Schenectady Pipe Band.....whether it was driving us to the competitions at the Games, or to the I Love New York...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Bill Munro - Schenectady, NY

“Chuck was the strongest, kindest, happiest, family and community centric person I have ever known. Sweeping Aunt Polly "off her wheel chair and...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Scott Mathieson - Akameda, CA

“The greatest man I ever knew. I had the privilege of sharing over thirty years of my life with Chuck. He raised me through the church and at home,...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Scott L. Homer - Scotia, NY


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The Reverend Charles William Blacklock, Jr., 87, of Schenectady, NY, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 13th, surrounded by his loving sister, children, niece and friends. Charles was born on November 8, 1927, in New York City and served in the Army during World War II and the Korean War. He worked for Central Hudson as a lineman for in Wappingers Falls, NY.

He graduated Philadelphia Divinity School in 1968, was ordained as an Episcopal priest and had his first parishes in Star Lake and Herman, NY. He served as the priest for St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Schenectady, NY from 1971 to 1988.

He drove buses for Wade Tours and trucks for Cargill. He was a Mason, a member of the Lion's Club and the American Legion and a long-serving Chaplain of the Schenectady Pipe Band.

Charles was the son of Charles W. Blacklock and Barbara Constantine. Chuck was pre-deceased in 2012 by his beloved wife Gail Blacklock.

Chuck is survived by his devoted sister Mildred Lincoln, his loving children Douglas Blacklock(Patty), Kim Blacklock, Bill Blacklock, Barbara Laird(Clark), Scott Homer and Kevin Homer, his cherished grandchildren Douglas, Matai, Mackenzie, Cameron, Amanda, Gryphon and Phoenix and devoted niece, Betsy Mathieson and caring nephew, Rob Lincoln.

Chuck loved music and travelling to Scotland, Lake Placid and Long Island with his wife Gail. He touched everyone he met with his infectious smile and hearty laugh. Chuck loved people and family most of all.

Funeral Services will be Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 2pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church 1911 Fairview Avenue Schenectady. Relatives and Friends are invited to attend. There will be no calling hours by request. In lieu of flowers, contributions should be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church.