2011-03-03 / Obituaries

George C. Blair

George C. Blair, 87, of Reservoir Circle, passed away peacefully on Feb. 27, 2011, with his wife by his side. He was the beloved husband of Alcina (Lopes) Blair for 58 years.

Born in Birmingham, Ala., he was a son of the late Hugh J. and Marjorie (Stimpson) Blair.

A 27-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, Blair served in World War II, Korea and during the Vietnam era. He worked as a dispatcher for the Jamestown Fire Department from 1969 until 1984.

A lifetime member and former president of the Jamestown Lions Club, Blair was a Melvin Jones recipient. An avid sports fan, he enjoyed golfing, hockey and baseball. He was a communicant of St. Mark Church.

Besides his wife, he leaves two daughters; Marlene B. Murphy and husband William H. Murphy of Jamestown; and Erin B. Haggarty and husband Martin F. Haggarty of Wakefield. He also leaves behind a brother, Everett Blair of Holliston, Mass.; a sister, Ruth Miller of Florida; and three grandchildren: William H. Murphy, Cayla and Liam Haggarty. He was predeceased by six siblings.

His funeral was held at Fagan- Quinn Funeral Home and he was buried with military honors in St. Mark Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the St. Mark Church Building Fund.

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