Stanley Deane Blair was born February 18,1927 to Paul and Evelyn Blair. He grew up in Portland, attended Jefferson High School until he was drafted at age 18. After his military service, Stan attended Lewis and Clark College where he played football, earned a BS in Education, and Masters Degrees in both School Administration, and Counseling. He married Susan Blair Cook at Rose City Park Presbyterian Church in 1952,
Stan's career included math teacher and football coach in Bend and Franklin High School in Portland, Vice-Principal at Roosevelt and Benson high schools, and Principal at Grant and Wilson high schools, all in Portland.
He was an active member of Rose City Park Presbyterian Church for over 50 years, serving as a Deacon, an Elder and a Board of Trustees member. Stan was also a member of NE Lions and SW Rotary service organizations.
We remember dad feeding ducks with his children, driving across America on family vacations, digging holes in the sand with his grandchildren, reading the newspaper, hiking and backpacking, traveling the world with mom, paddling Dragon Boats at age 80 with the Plaza team, walking over bridges, and sipping early morning coffee before walking the mall with mom. We remember how much he loves his family.
Stan is survived by his wife, Susan, son Deane Blair, daughters Wendy Nevin and Dorothy Gerlach, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 25, 1:30pm, at Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, Portland, OR.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lewis and Clark Scholarship Fund "class of 1951" at:
Lewis & Clark
0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road
Portland, Oregon 97219
or the Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army
8495 SE Monterey Avenue
Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844