Richard Blair, 69, of Syracuse, passed away Monday at home with his family by his side. Born in Phelps, New York, he resided in Rochester before moving to Syracuse. In 1991, Richard retired as a Mason after 10 years. He served in the United States Airforce from 1960-1961. Predeceased by his parents, Mary and William Blair; brothers, Chuck and Tom Blair of Phelps, NY; and sister, Dorothy.
Richard is survived by his former wife of 49 years, Clara Lancaster Blair; two daughters, Cherie (Dan) Wood of West Monroe and Brenda (Tim) Rautio of Camillus; sons, Richard (Debbie) Blair, II and Anthony (Melissa) Blair, both of Syracuse, and Phil (Lisa) Blair of Warners; sister, Marjorie Snyder of Syracuse; brothers, Ralph (Jeannie) Blair of Phoenix and Robert Blair of Colorado; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday 10 a.m. at PIRRO & SONS FUNERAL HOME. Burial will follow in North Syracuse Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, 1500 Park Street.