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C. Blair Ives. Jr. 77, of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania died March 10, 2012 at his home.
He was born August 25, 1934, in Brockton, Massachusetts, the son of the late Clifford B. Ives and Evelyn Pollard. He was the oldest of three siblings and is survived by his brother Robert Ives and his sister Margaret (Ives) Ward.
He graduated from Lafayette College in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He remained a member of the Marquis Society of Lafayette. He served as an officer in the Army and the Army Reserves. On October 29, 1960, he married Mary Lynne Grove in St. David's, Pennsylvania.
He worked for Moore Products until 1960, and then joined the Ives Equipment Corporation which had been started by his father in Narberth, Pennsylvania. Upon the death of his father, Blair became President in 1970, which, in 1979, was moved to King of Prussia, PA where it remains today. Under his leadership, the company grew from approximately 20 employees to over 100.
Blair was a member of the International Society of Automation (ISA), where he served as President of the Philadelphia Section, eventually becoming global Society President in 1994. He was a member of the Yacht Club of Stone Harbor where he served on the Board of Trustees, including a term as Chairman and was the Commodore of the Club in 1979. Blair also served on the Board of the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor where he enjoyed sport fishing and boating. He was an avid golfer and member of Overbrook Golf Club. He was a member of the Ithan Elementary School PTA, Paoli 1 Boy Scout Troop Committee and the Union League.
He is survived by his wife, Lynne, and his four children, Terry, Dottie, Tom, Jim and their spouses, and 10 ten grandchildren, Terrence, Lindsey and Avery Ives, Julia and Samantha Dewey, Jimmy, Blair and Carter Dewy, and Tommy and Bob Ives.
A service will be held at the Chapel of St. David's Episcopal Church on Friday, March 16, at 3:00. Internment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be sent to the Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, New Jersey 08247.
Published in Main Line Media News on Mar. 14, 2012
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