In Remembrance: Blake Flint ’44 Died on October 26 2019

Blake Flint, 97, passed away October 26, 2019, in Sarasota, Florida.  Formerly of Winnetka and Lincolnshire, he retired from the presidency of Barrett Electronics Corporation, after serving for 14 years. Prior to that, he was president of the Boye Needle Company for seven years.

He was involved in many organizations as president of the Northern Illinois Industrial Truck Association, the Northbrook Chamber of Commerce, and the Industrial Truck Association.  He was trustee of Eureka College from 1972 to 1978, and had been vice-president of the Northeast Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Blake was a devoted member of Church of the Redeemer.

A proud graduate of Phillips Academy, Andover, and Yale University, he also served in the Army in both the European and Pacific Theaters, in the adjutant general’s department. He enjoyed tracing his ancestry back to Thomas Flint, who arrived in Massachusetts from England in 1636.

Blake Flint was predeceased by wife Dolores, and good friends Bette Whitted and Kathleen Drake. Blake leaves behind his dear friend Jeanine Kortjohn.  He is survived by Diane Jessen (Art) and Barbara Krier (Jack), along with four grandchildren, their loving spouses, and five great-grandchildren.

Services are private. Donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice Sarasota.

—Submitted by the family.

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