William C. Blair

August 6, 1923 - January 23, 2016

08/06/1923 - 01/23/2016

Past Services

Wednesday January 27, 2016
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-695-0475 | Directions
Thursday January 28, 2016
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Union Cemetery
211 Maple Ave.
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-685-1260 | Directions
Thursday January 28, 2016
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-695-0475 | Directions

William C. “Bill” Blair, 92 of St.Clairsville, OH died Saturday January 23, 2016 at Belmont Manor Nursing Home St. Clairsville.

He was born August 6, 1923 at Wheeling, WV a son of the late Ruel and Esther Steinman Blair.

Bill was a retired Lines Supervisor for Ohio Edison. and WWII US Army Paratrooper for the 17th Airborne 681st/ Battery B where he earned EAME Ribbon with three Bronze Stars.

As a member of a family of 16, Bill was preceded in death by two brothers Robert and Jim Blair and four sisters Carol Paglialunga, Evelyn Pickenpaugh, Catherine Paludniak and Marcia Patterson

Surviving is his wife Marie Vincek Blair, his son William (Nancy) Blair Princeton Junction, NJ,

Three granddaughters Emma, Holly and Anna, his brothers Raymond (Betty) Blair, Ralph (Rita) Blair, John Blair, Gene (Rose Marie) Blair, Ben (Anne) Blair and Donald (Charlotte) Blair, his sisters Judith (Walter) Dombroski, Edna Coward, and Annette  Budovski, and his sister in law Rose Blair several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received 4- 7 pm Wednesday at the Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home and Crematory St. Clairsville where funeral services will be held Thursday at  2:00 pm with Rev. Jerry Wenger officiating. Military Burial Rites will be provided by the Belmont County Veterans Association will following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org/Donate or Belmont County Animal Shelter PO Box 115 St.Clairsville 43950.

Offer online condolences at www.beckaltmeyer.com

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Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard
8 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of William C. Blair, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of…..

US Army WW II Veteran, William C. Blair, “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †