Blair Irvin Askey, 87, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, November 28, 2011 at DuBois Nursing Home.
Born in DuBois on December 12, 1923, he was a son of the late Clyde and Blanche (Johnston) Askey.
Blair was a United States Army veteran and served in Central Europe during WWII in the 326th Glider Infantry.
He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and liked to fish and hunt. He loved tending to the farm and his animals.
Blair is survived by two children: Daniel (Eileen) Askey of Rochester, NY and Patricia (Joe) Mazzarella of Perry, NY; three grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Also surviving is a sister; Twila Blommen of DuBois.
Blair is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Helen M. (Ritz) Askey whom he married in Penn Twp. on March 28, 1944 and who passed away on July 21, 1988; two brothers, Harry and Floyd Askey; and a sister, Lillian Lee.
Friends will be received at Mohney-Yargar Funeral Chapel on Thursday, December 1, 2011 from 11:00am to 1:00pm. A funeral service will follow at 1:00pm at the funeral chapel with Rev. John White officiating. Burial will be in Morningside Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 119 South Jared St., DuBois, PA 15801 or the American Cancer Society,993 Beaver Drive, DuBois, PA 15801.
Send online condolences at www.mohney-yargarfuneralchapel.com