Charles Arnold

July 17, 1937November 30, 2012

Charles Blakemore (Blake) Arnold, age 75, died peacefully on November 30, 2012. Blake was born on July 17, 1937 in Detroit Michigan, the son of the late C. F. (Fred) and Margaret Arnold. A graduate of Cranbrook Schools in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Blake later attended the University of Michigan and graduated with a degree in engineering in 1959. His early career was with the University of Michigan Institute of Science and Technology (E.R.IM.) and later retired from General Dynamics in 1998. Blake’s area of specialization was infrared and optics technology. Blake was a ham radio enthusiast (W8MNT) and an active member of the ARROW Communications Associations. He married Barbara Jane Bertram of Dundas, Ontario, Canada, on April 27, 1963. They have 3 children, Catherine Margaret Cost, Carolyn Elizabeth Arnold and Christen Arnold Mitchell and 5 grandchildren, Meredith Barbara Mitchell, Bethany Carrie Mitchell, Blake Charles Cost, Katie Anne Cost and Samantha Nicole Cost. He is also survived by his sister Lois (Richard) McClaughry. A devoted family man, many summers were often enjoyed at Black Lack Michigan at the family cottage. Family and friends can celebrate his life with a memorial service sometime in the new year at Holy Faith Episcopal/Lutheran Church in Saline Michigan, where he was a faithful and active member. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Faith Church.


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Frank Pont

November 24, 2016

Nice easy going guy. Easy to work with on data collections.

John Brundage

January 9, 2013

I enjoyed working with Blake from the time I started working at ERIM until he retired. He was always helpful & a great source of knowledge about remote sensing. I extend my condolences to his family.

January 8, 2013

Dear Barb, Catherine, Carolyn and Christen, please know that my family and I are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Love, Shelley & the Larned family

Kurt Gleichman

December 20, 2012

I had the privilege to work with Blake in the EO/IR world and it always felt good to work with a guy whose competence and good humor had me wishing for more opportunities with him. Much love!!!

Jim and Louise Low

December 17, 2012

We will miss Blake as a friend and a helpful neighbor. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

David Coats

December 12, 2012

Blake was, like all the Arnolds and McClaughrys, great to have as a neighbor. We'll all miss him.
[Speaking of Black Lake exploits - who can forget the time Blake sent a video camera up in one of my dad's RC planes? What a hoot.]

Bill & Kelly Gray

December 12, 2012

We remember Blake with such fondness. His enthusiasm was contagious. He was one of the finest men we've ever had the pleasure of working with and learning from. Our prayers are with you.

December 12, 2012

Our sincere sympathy to the Arnold and McClaughry families. Love, Liz, Rusty, Brad and Katie Gowland

December 12, 2012

Our sincere sympathy to all in the Arnold and McClaughry families. Blake was a great man and will be missed by all of his family and friends. Sincerely, Nancy and Bob Mahnke

Celeste Klein

December 7, 2012

Mrs. Arnold and daughters,]
Words can never quite express the loss. Thanks to you all for being a part of our growing up.