June 22 2010

Rockford loses a legend

July 30, 2010 // 0 Comments

He was a Kent County Commissioner, Rockford’s mayor and a long-term city council member and the father of two mayors, sons Neil and Rodd. For many who knew Clarence Blakeslee—“Mr. Rockford”—he was the kind man who was there with a camera or two and a smile and a hug for everyone.   Clarence Blakeslee as a child.   The community of Rockford is diminished by the [...]