Blake T. Haskell passed away peacefully at the age of 68, on September 30, 2021, with his loving wife Deborah at his side.
Born to Philip and Evelyn Haskell of Easton, CT on March 31, 1953, Blake was known to many as a prankster. His colorful imagination afforded him a joke or story for every situation, good and bad. He kept in touch with many friends over the years, and genuinely enjoyed making people happy. He will be forever remembered as a man with a kind heart and a caring soul.
Blake began his career at Boston EMS as an EMT, and one of the first telecommunicators that co-occupied the Boston Police Department, “Turret”, in the 1970’s. It was there that he learned the skills that would provide him with a successful career as a telecommunications consultant. He went on to work for the City of New York office of Telecommunications, MetroMobile, and AT&T. In 2000, Blake opened his own telecommunications consultancy, J.D. Hunter Inc., named after his grandchildren.
As a mentor, Blake gained the trust and friendship of many in the 9-1-1 profession. He was a proud member of APCO, as well as a dedicated and thoughtful supporter of many local and national police and fire departments, and emergency medical services. Known to some as K1BTH, Blakes passion for telecommunications extended to a love for HAM radio.
Blake is predeceased by his mother and father Philip and Evelyn, and his siblings, Philip Jr., Beth, and Greg. He was loved deeply by his friends and family and was survived by Deborah’s son Nathaniel and his children Hunter and John Herron, his siblings Ann, Richard, and Leigh, and many nieces, nephews, friends and colleagues.
Blake grew up in the family’s home on Center Road, Easton. He was an active member of the Easton Volunteer Fire Department and the Easton Ambulance Association.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Boston EMS Relief Association in memory of Blake (BEMSRA.net). To honor and celebrate Blake’s life, a memorial service will be held in Round Pond, ME in the spring of 2022.