Robert A. Blair

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died April 8, 2014

Gladstone, MI
Robert A. Blair, age 64, of 8601 N.75 Lane, Gladstone, passed away Tuesday April 8, 2014 at home.

Robert was born August 1, 1949 in Gladstone, MI the son of Wilfred and Marion (Froberg) Blair. He was raised in Gladstone where he was a graduate of the Gladstone High School. Robert served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1971 and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.

Robert worked for Mead Paper (New Page) Company for many years, retiring in 2012. He was a member and former post commander of the Gladstone American Legion Post #71.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and the occasional game of golf. In his younger years he also was known to downhill ski and take his family on several camping trips throughout the Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin.

Survivors include: 2 sons:
William Alan (Jennifer) Blair of Gillette, WY
Brian Daniel (Christine) Blair of Chesapeake, VA

2 brothers:
John (Catherine) Blair of Gladstone, MI
James (Vicki) Blair of Marion, IL

2 sisters:
Nancy (Melford) Young of Gladstone
Mary Lou (Robert) Friedman of Escanaba, MI

2 grandchildren
Zachary Daniel Blair of Chesapeake, VA
Brock Alan Blair of Gillette, WY


7 Tributes for “Robert A. Blair

    Johnny, Jim, Nancy and Mary LouWords cannot even describe the sadness I have for your sudden loss of Bob. My heavy heart and tears are with all of you.
    Know that I am thinking of you. You all are in our hearts and in our prayers.
    With love,

    So sorry to hear of Bobs passing. I knew him for along time and he always made me laugh. He will be missed by many.

    My condolences to the Blair family on Bob’s passing. I grew up in the Buckeye with Bob, Jim, and John and I have many fond memories of all of you. I’m sure Bob will be missed by many of his relatives and friends.

    My condolences to the family. As a former classmate of Bob, I can say he was well liked by all of us and will be missed.

    Goodbye Dad,
    I am grateful for having you as a father and friend. I have many wonderful memories of camping in our popup camper when me and Billy were little. I will forever cherish learning how to fish from you and the hours we would spend in the woods hunting birds and deer. Sure I never saw a buck when I hunted with you, but we did capture memories together.

    Your memorial service was beautiful. You would have been so proud of the legionnaire’s honor guard. They performed flawlessly as usual. So many people said they really loved you Dad. I love you so much Daddy!! I will miss you very much.

    Goodbye until we meet in heaven!!!


    Your Son

    Brian D. Blair

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