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George "Chip" Blair

September 21, 1951 July 22, 2018
George "Chip" Blair
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Obituary for George "Chip" Blair

George "Chip" Blair, 66, of Ashland, PA passed away Sunday, July 22, 2018 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Allentown, PA surrounded by family. He sustained serious injuries from a car accident on July 1, 2018.
Born on September 21, 1951, Chip was the middle son of the late Edwin P. Blair and the late Jacqueline L. (Kelshaw) Blair. Along with his sister Linda and brother Greyson, Chip was raised in Fountain Springs, PA. In his twenties, Chip was a photographer for the Pottsville Republican and then worked as a machine operator with Allied Signal (now Honeywell) until his retirement. Chip, a devoted son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, friend and partner, had a passion for photography and cars and was known for his quick wit and sharp sense of humor. His other passion was coaching the swim teams he built from scratch at Fountain Springs Country Club and North Schuylkill High School.
Chip was preceded in death by his wife Janice R. Blair, who died May 28, 2011 and with whom he shared 38 years of marriage. Also preceding him in death was his sister, Linda (Blair) Miller.
Chip is survived by his three children: David Blair, Paula Comber (Pete), and Courtnye Blair, and was the proud Pop Pop of Sydney, Riley, Chris, Matthew, Carter, Katie, Hayden, Morgan and Teagan; and uncle to nieces and nephews. Chip is also survived by his brother Greyson and his partner of 5 years, Kathleen Daley.
Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the United Methodist Presbyterian Church, North 9th St., Ashland, PA with Rev. David Hebrling officiating. Interment at the convenience of the family. Visitation will be from 12 noon to time of service Saturday, August 11, at the church. The family asks that memorial donations be made to the Hackerman-Patz House located on the Lehigh Valley Hospital campus. Hackerman-Patz House, Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, 1260 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. Allentown, PA 18105 Visit website or contact them directly at 610-402-9500 . Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
Charles Heizenroth III, Supervisor.

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