Blair, Robert Malmsten Robert Malmsten Blair, 93, of Frisco, died peacefully on January 4 due to complications from a stroke. Bob was born April 27, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois and was raised in Charleston, Illinois. He was extremely patriotic and proudly served our country as a Lt. Colonel in the United States Air Force. Bob was stationed in Italy during World War II and flew his 40 missions as a navigator in a B-26 Marauder Bomber. After the war, he returned to the states to begin his next life chapter completing his college degree at the University of Illinois and devoting his time to raising his five children. He retired from the air force active duty and reserves in 1980. In 1990, Bob married the love of his life, Wanda, with whom he spent 23 wonderful years. His motto was, "The trick to life is to make it look easy." He was a good man, with strong values of honesty and integrity, balanced by his incredible sense of humor. Bob leaves behind a loving family, his wife, Wanda Parrish Blair, and his children and their spouses: Michael (Butch) and Ginger Blair; Patrick (Buzz) and Barb Blair; Bonnie Blair; Jackie Blair Moore and Trip Moore; and Scott and Meredith Blair. He is also survived by his wife's children, Cecelia Moore and Dale Parrish and his wife Cynthia. He has eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The family requests donations to the Little Elm Food Bank in lieu of flowers. A celebration honoring his life will be held Wednesday, January 8 at 2 p.m. at Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Aubrey, Texas.
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Published in Dallas Morning News from Jan. 7 to Jan. 8, 2014