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Bernard E. Blair Sr.

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BENNINGTON -- Bernard E. Blair Sr., 73, of Pleasant Street, formerly of Lansingburgh, died Sunday, July 23, 2006, at Albany Medical Center in Albany, N.Y.

Born and educated in Troy, he was the son of the late Arthur and Gertrude Fredette Blair. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served from 1953 to 1955.

He worked for the former St. Regis Paper Co. in Menands and the Georgia Pacific Paper Co. in Scotia for more than 31 years, retiring 11 years ago.

He was the devoted father of Kevin B. Blair, Bernard E. Blair Jr. and Kelly Walsh, all of Bennington, Tammy Shores of Bush Creek, Tenn., Mary (Wayne) Center of Malta, N.Y., and the late Edward Blair. He was the brother of Edgar (Jean) Blair of Lansingburgh. He is survived also by 16 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held today at 10 a.m. at the John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home, Inc. (corner of Fourth Avenue and 115th St.) in Lansingburgh.

Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery in Troy.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home, Inc., 565 Fourth Ave., Troy, NY 12182.
Published in Bennington Banner on July 26, 2006
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