John M. Taylor Funeral Home

147 Duke OF Gloucester ST, Annapolis, MD


Carmine Daniel Blades

April 16, 1936July 15, 2020

A Private Service with burial in Saint Mary Cemetery will be held.

In lieu of Flowers memorials in his name to the Carmine D. Blades Scholarship Fund c/o Saint Mary's High School will be appreciated.


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Tony Ristaino

July 22, 2020

Carmine "Bunny" Blades was my first cousin. He was only 11 years younger than my father and was like a younger brother to my father. We had Fourth of July Picnics at his home, and he babysat us as toddlers.
He was a manager for the University of Maryland Wrestling team, and an avid Terp fan and M Club member.
He was a believer in America as envisioned by our Founders, and the Free Market system.
As with others in our family, his life revolved around St. Mary's School and Church.
Bunny will be missed.

Antoinette Cerone

July 22, 2020

Forever indebted to Mr. Blades, who turned me into a Patriot of these United States of America before I was old enough to vote. He loved us. We knew that he loved us. That's why we learned so much. I can just see him in heaven now, happy as pie.
Miss Cerone (73)

stefani O'Dea

July 21, 2020

"The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well." Ralph Waldo Emerson

You have lived and lived well, Mr Blades. Thank you for your many contributions. Rest in Peace.

John P. Oakes

July 21, 2020

Mr. Blades has touched generations of Saints from St. Mary’s High School. I will always remember his wise words he gave to me then and the sincere love he had for the St. Mary’s community. I am old enough to remember Daffy Russell and Mr Blades from the late 1970s...both gave so much of themselves to make our school a very special place. Rest In Peace Mr. Blades...I will never forget you.

John P. Oakes
SMHS Class 1980

Marja Laporte Sandberg

July 21, 2020

I always looked forward to the quiet ease in his classroom. Just learning, no pressure. What a legacy he leaves. Marja class of 67

Peter Olsen

July 21, 2020

Loved Mr. Blades. He was such an inspiration academically and athletically to me always telling us and guiding us to be our very best in and out of the classroom. He will always be in my heart and very grateful for how he touched our lives at St. Marys. Your example will continue to influence others for generations to come. Rest In Peace Sir.

Pete Olsen

Laurie Kinnamon

July 21, 2020

Mr. Blades was a fantastic teacher. His big push was making sure we all registered to vote when we were old enough. He was a kind person who always has a smile on his face. I would see him around town, at church services, Navy Football games and unexpected places. He always greeted you with a smile. May you Rest In Peace. Thank you for touching so many people as a teacher and leading my example. My mom, Hazel Kinnamon was a classmate of his at St. Mary’s.

Laurie Kinnamon
Class of ‘88

Peter Ristaino

July 21, 2020

My memories of bunny was when he babysat me he was always kind treated me very nice and I know I wasn’t an easy child to babysit as I got older I would cut his grass and he always had good conversation for me,A very kind man
( Bunny came from his birthday being in April as I recall)

Nancy Bornhoeft Koval

July 18, 2020

Mr. Blades was a legend at St. Mary's. He was the first teacher to ever address me as "Miss Bornhoeft" and still did when I ran into him in The Annapolis Mall about 30 years after graduation! He had a quiet sense of humor and a wonderful twinkle in his eye. He treated his students with respect and we responded in kind. Condolences to friends and family. Nancy Bornhoeft Koval, Class of '69.

Jean Andrews

July 18, 2020

Mr. Blades was a gentle soul who knew how to relate to wise- cracking teenagers. I was one of them. He brought World History alive for me.
His classes were lively and fun and you could always sense he liked us students.
My heartfelt condolences to the family,
Jean Andrews