Kenneth A. "Buzzy" Bair

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Kenneth Albert "Buzzy" Bair, 91, of Taneytown, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Lookabout Manor in Westminster.

Born Nov. 27, 1922, near Union Bridge, he was the son of the late Clinton and Emma Hahn Bair. He was the husband of the late Katherine Nusbaum Bair, his wife of 59 years.

He was the owner and operator of Bair Groceries in Taneytown for more than 30 years. He was a member of Mount Union Lutheran Church on Middleburg Road.

He was a veteran of the Army and an honorary life member of the Hesson-Snider American Legion Post 120 in Taneytown. He was past master of Monocacy Masonic Lodge No. 203, where he had been a member for more than 50 years. He was also a member of the Western Maryland Shrine Club and the Loyal Order of the Moose. He enjoyed tending his store and many properties. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and many friends.

Surviving are daughters Jacqueline Wachter and husband Wayne, of Keymar, and Sherry Barnhart and husband Ralph, of Westminster; a son, Terry Bair, of Taneytown; sisters-in-law Anna Bair, of Westminster, and Alma Bair, of Taneytown; grandchildren Jeffrey Wachter and wife Beth, of New Windsor, Gwen Ruskey and husband David, of Taneytown, Tonya Barnhart, of Hanover, Pa., and Amanda Barnhart, of Westminster; great-granddaughters Summer and Autumn Ruskey; a great-great-granddaughter, Adria Wachter; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a sister, Eva "Peg" Angell; and brothers Edgar "Jake," Elvin, and Ralph "Bud" Bair.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 136 E. Baltimore St., Taneytown.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mount Union Evangelical Lutheran Church, 5000 Middleburg Road, Taneytown. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Mount Union Evangelical Church, 5000 Middleburg Road, Taneytown, MD 21787; or Shriners Hospitals for Children, P.O. Box 31356, Tampa, FL 33631.

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Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home - Taneytown
136 E Baltimore Street
Taneytown, MD 21787
Published in Carroll County Times on Dec. 30, 2013
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