William B. Blair Sr.

Blair, Sr., William B.William Boyd Blair Sr., 89, of Allentown, passed away on Thursday June 19, surrounded by his family. Bill was the husband of Helene Wagner of Allentown. Born in Atlantic City, NJ, Bill was a son of the late William S. and Hannah E. (Snyder) Blair. He was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Mediator in Allentown. Bill is a member of the Life Guard Hall of Fame in Margate, NJ. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Army Force flying P-51's during WWII. As a graduate of Michigan State University, he received a BS in mechanical engineering and was Captain of the Ice Hockey Team. Bill was Founder and CEO of Blair Custom Homes Inc.. Music, woodworking and boating were just a few of his many interests. Nothing was more important than spending time with his family. Survivors: with his son John J. and wife Susan of Bethlehem, are daughters; Susan E wife of Dr. Edward Ewing of Dayton, OH, and Jennifer A. Blair and her fiancé Larry Greenberg of Slatington, PA. Step children; David Wagner and wife Janell, Thomas Wagner and wife Debbie, Michele wife of Jeffery Schlesinger, Megan wife of Brian McCarthy, and Marybeth wife of Christopher Dyson. Bill is also survived by his 17 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Elizabeth, his son William B. Jr., his brother Richard Blair and his step-son Scott Wagner. Services: will be on June 21, 2014 at 10:15 am in the Episcopal Church of the Mediator 1620 West Turner St. Allentown. Visitation: 9:00-10:00 am in the Church. Interment will follow with Military Honors in the Union Cemetery of Hellertown. Contributions: In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Bill's name to Life Path 3500 High Point Dr. Bethlehem, PA 18017. Arrangements entrusted to the O'Donnell Funeral Home of Allentown.

Funeral Home

O'Donnell Funeral Home Inc
908 Hanover Ave Allentown, PA 18109
(610) 432-8522

Published in Morning Call on June 20, 2014