TROY - Leonard A. Bair, 85, of Troy, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at the Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. He was born on July 14, 1927, in Troy, to the late Gideon J. and Mae (Ely) Bair. He married Wanda M. (Plessinger) Bair in 1948, they shared almost 64 years of marriage and she survives.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Bair is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, James and Vicky Bair of St. Paris; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Betty Bair of Casstown; two sisters, Jean Crego and Arzella Linscott of Troy; and two granddaughters, Tracy (Jason) Bliem of Urbana and Carol (Robert) Hess of Tipp City; and one great-granddaughter, Elayna.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Bair was preceded in death by one brother, Bailey Bair; one sister, Anita Ditmer and one son, Charles William Bair.
Mr. Bair had been a lifelong resident of Troy. He was a 4-H adviser, founder of the Horseshoe Club, member of the Trojan Square Dance Club, the Lakeland Golf Course, and Hobart's Quarter Century Club. Mr. Bair was a 1945 graduate of Newton High School. He worked as a machine operator at Hobart for 27 years and had been a mower at Miami Shores Golf Course since 1990.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, at the Lost Creek United Church of Christ, Casstown, in the Fellowship Hall with the Rev. Stephen Cuff officiating. The family will receive friends immediately after the service until 4 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, or to the donor's favorite charity. Friends may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com.
Published in Piqua Daily Call from Nov. 11 to Nov. 13, 2012