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CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS - William Edgar "Bill" Adair, age 84, long time resident of Edinboro, passed away Tuesday (Dec. 22, 2015) at the Edinboro Manor, Edinboro, due to complications with leukemia.
Born on March 10, 1931 in Mount Jewett, Bill was a son of the late Hartley and Emma Winner Adair. On June 10, 1967, he married the former Julie Knowlton of Roulette, and she survives.
Bill graduated from Mount Jewett High School and continued his education at Penn State University receiving both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Education degree. From 1951 to 1954, Bill served his country in the U.S. Air Force as a Private First Class. He received the National Defense Service Medal, the UN Service Medal, the Korean service Medal, a Good Conduct Medal and the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation.
Bill spent 34 years in public education, first as a teacher of industrial Arts at Cambridge Springs PENNCREST School District and then as Cambridge Springs High School principal. He was inducted into the Cambridge Springs Hall of Fame in 2008.
Surviving Bill in addition to his wife, Julie, are three children, Jennifer Adair (Christopher) Galdon, William H. (Barbara) Adair and Jill Adair (Jason) Stiteler. His grandchildren surviving are Tyler and Trevor Adair, Mackenzie and Kenley Galdon, and Elliot and Isaac Stiteler. He is also survived by his siblings, Phyllis Adair Bills, Winifred Adair Edinger and Robin Adair, as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his siblings, Helen Adair Kennedy, Donald Adair, Dorothy Adair Larson and James Richard Adair.
Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs. At 6 p.m. a funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home with the Very Rev. John P. Downey of St. Paul Episcopal Cathedral in Erie officiating. Burial will be in Bridgeview Cemetery, Mount Jewett on Tuesday.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Edinboro Volunteer Fire Department, the Venango VFW Post # 169 or the Cambridge Springs American Legion Post #381.
To send condolences, please visit www.vanmatrefuneralhome.com.
Van Matre Funeral Home - Cambridge Springs
335 Venango Ave
Cambridge Springs, PA 16403
Published in The Bradford Era from Dec. 24 to Dec. 31, 2015