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Ronald William Blair

March 31, 1927 ~ June 30, 2017 (age 90)

 Age 90, of Napoleon Township, passed away Friday, June 30, 2017 at the Vista Grande Villa Care Center. He was born March 31, 1927 at Jackson to the late Leon and Stella (Pliszke) Blair; also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Barbara in 2013; siblings, Raymond, Casimir and Leo Blair, Henrietta Smith, Dolores Lantis, Esther Blair and Darlene Sanders; brothers-in-law, Bob and Chuck Herzberg. Ron is survived by his beloved children, Theresa (Harvey) Ambs of Napoleon Twp., Pamela (Michael) Soltis of Michigan Center and Douglas (Karen) Blair of Napoleon Twp.; eight grandchildren, Scott (Jessica) DuBois, Doug (Sarah) DuBois, Jenny (Brett) Straub, Matt (Sarah) Soltis, Joanna Soltis, Emily (Bill) Lewis, Jeff (Elizabeth) Blair and Steven Blair; 13 great-grandchildren, Aleechia, Morgan, Makenzie, Kaden, Alexyn, Grant, Maci, Alexandrea, Caleb, Kasey, Cooper, Easton and Tucker; sister, Mary Blair;  sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Carpenter, Bonnie Craft; special friends, Bob and Sidney Copeland; numerous nieces, nephews and friends and his wonderful caregiver, Dawn Abbey.  Ron was a proud father, grandfather and great-grandfather; a gifted woodworker, with his children and grandchildren being recipients of many beautiful pieces that will keep his memory with them for their lifetimes.  He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired as pressroom superintendent after 45 years of service to the Jackson Citizen Patriot.  Ron was a member of the Golden Wedding Club and St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church where a Funeral Mass to Celebrate his life will be held on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM with Father Tim Nelson officiating. Interment Roseland Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5-8 PM with a Rosary Service at 7:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ron's memory may be given to St. Mary Catholic Church, 120 E. Wesley St., Jackson, MI  49201.


Charitable donations may be made to:

St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church
120 E. Wesley Street, Jackson MI 49201



 Service Information

Visitation
Wednesday
July 5, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Arthur-Day Funeral Home, LLC
820 Fifth St.
Michigan Center, MI 49254

Recitation of the Rosary
Wednesday
July 5, 2017

7:30 PM
Arthur-Day Funeral Home, LLC
820 Fifth St.
Michigan Center, MI 49254

Funeral Mass
Thursday
July 6, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church
120 E Wesley St
Jackson, MI 49201


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