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
John (Catherine) Blair of Gladstone, MI
James (Vicki) Blair of Marion, IL
Nancy (Melford) Young of Gladstone
Mary Lou (Robert) Friedman of Escanaba, MI
Zachary Daniel Blair of Chesapeake, VA
Brock Alan Blair of Gillette, WY