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Obituary of John E. Blair


John E. Blair, 84, formerly of Cortland, passed away on February 20, 2022 in the Cayuga Ridge Nursing Center, Ithaca, where he had been a resident since 2016.


He was born October 12, 1937 in Sherburne, a son of Walter and Elizabeth Cashman Blair.

John is survived by his children, Jerry (Michelle) Blair of Cortland; Lisa A. Blair of Liverpool; Lori A. Blair of Cortland; Kimberly S. (Tom) Hill of Damascus, MD; Shelley B. (Lawrence) Love of Newfield and John C. (Stacie) Blair of Fayetteville; his siblings, Sarah (George) Rickey of Iowa City, IA; Ann (Jai) Misir of Niskayuna; Greg (Leslie) Robinson of Waterloo; and Glen (Maureen) Robinson of Erieville. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Jessica Blair; Chelsea and Brandon Hill; Samantha and Benjamin Love; and Natalie Blair; his great grandchildren, Rylan Phillips; Braydan Phillips; Madelyn Hill-Raley and Hailey Jordan as well several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased his wife, Holly Baldwin Blair in 2016.

There will be a celebration of John’s life on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 11:00 am at the Homer Avenue Methodist Church, 30 Homer Ave., Cortland, followed by a luncheon.

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