Mark S. Blakley, 56 of Princeton passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014 in Vincennes.

He was born Aug. 16, 1957 in the State of Washington to Lowell and Sharon (Grider) Blakley

Mark was a conductor on the Norfolk Southern Railroad where he had worked for the past seven years. He served in the U.S. Air Force for eight years partly during Vietnam Conflict. He had lived in Princeton for the past 27 years moving here from Mt. Vernon, IN. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, and the United Train Workers Union. He was an E.M.T. Paramedic for 23 years and had previously worked for the Gibson County Ambulance Service. 

Mark is survived by his wife, Cathy Blakley, Princeton; mother, Sharon Blakley of Vincennes; 4 sons, David (Kristi) Blakley of Newburgh; Justin (Patricia) Blakley of Princeton; Christopher Cavins of Los Angeles, CA; and Neil Pritchard of Indianapolis, 3 grandchildren, 1 brother, Joel Blakley of Vincennes. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Lowell Blakley and sister, Kristi Raines. 

There will be a memorial service 7 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2014 at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with Fr. Bernie Etienne officiating. Burial of his cremated remains will take place at a later date.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.