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“To all of our friends - It has taken us all some time to get our wits about us. But, as we read all of your kind words, we feel blessed that you,...Read More »
1 of 44 | Posted by: Susan Ciallella - Kennett Square

“we are all so sorry for your loss. our hearts and prayers are with you. ”
2 of 44 | Posted by: mccracken family - pennsville, nj

“Dear Susan and family, No greater loss than that of a child-may God be with you and your family as you weather this storm.If Blair was anything like...Read More »
3 of 44 | Posted by: Becky Dorrell(Schaefer)

“Dear Susan and family, It was with great sorrow that I learned of Blair's passing. Though I did not have the chance to meet her, the memories...Read More »
4 of 44 | Posted by: Kevin Hennegan - Denver, CO

“Susan and Bruce: I am very sorry to hear about your loss. I only remember Blair as a child and not the lovely young lady she grew into, but I will...Read More »
5 of 44 | Posted by: Kate Woerner

“Please accept our deepest feelings of sorrow. Although we never knew Blair, we know she was very special to you and to everyone who loved her. Our...Read More »
6 of 44 | Posted by: Rosalie and Jeff Bradley and family

“Dear Ciallella and Stranahan Families, I was so sorry to hear of your sudden loss.Please accept my heartfelt condolences and know that you are in my...Read More »
7 of 44 | Posted by: Barbara Simmens - Dover, DE

“Dear Sue, Bryse, Connor, and the rest of the family, I am so sorry to her of your loss. My thoughts are with your during this difficult time. I...Read More »
8 of 44 | Posted by: Suzette Gorman - Mantua NJ

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of your lovely Blair. Our son Sean was in KHS class of '05. What you wrote was just beautiful and an...Read More »
9 of 44 | Posted by: The Collins family - Avondale, PA

“Susan and Bruce, I am so saddened to hear of your sudden loss of Blair. My heart goes out to you and your family. Blair will be in my thoughts and...Read More »
10 of 44 | Posted by: Francine Fielding Haddonfield NJ

“Connor & Family, We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
11 of 44 | Posted by: Suzanne and Michael Hughes

“Blair was such a good person and an amazing friend, and I will never forget freshman year of high school and her positive demeanor throughout...Read More »
12 of 44 | Posted by: Bergen Basham

“Blair will always be alive in the wonderful memories we all shared with her. My most sincere condolences Sebastian Fischer ”
13 of 44 | Posted by: Sebastian Fischer Kennett Square

“I am honored to say that Blair played a large part in who I am, and how I live my life. She was always there to lend an ear, and she was the perfect...Read More »
14 of 44 | Posted by: Chris Edborg - Pittsburgh, PA

“Blair was an awesome girl! I only hung out with her a few times, but she brought a glimmer to whatever room she was in. She'll definitely be missed....Read More »
15 of 44 | Posted by: Kelly Kirwin - Kennett Square

“To the Ciallella and Stranahan Family I am so sorry for your loss. I work with Dee and she talked about Blair and the rest of the grandkids and I...Read More »
16 of 44 | Posted by: Traci Shaffer, Lindsay Woolley

“Dear Ciallella Family, Although it has been several years since you moved from Pennsville, we remember Blair as such a sweet and wonderful person. We...Read More »
17 of 44 | Posted by: Bruce Maahs - Pennsville, NJ

“To the Ciallelia Family: Susan we are so saddened to hear of your loss. You and yours are in our prayers. We love you. Blair is not far from you. ...Read More »
18 of 44 | Posted by: Eileen Mahoney - Pennsville, NJ

“To the Ciallella Family: I am deeply saddened to hear of your family's loss, and my heart goes out to each and every one of you. I had the privalege...Read More »
19 of 44 | Posted by: Kate West

“Our deepest sympathy, you are in our prayers. ”
20 of 44 | Posted by: Jordan and Shannon Hartline

“Bruce and Ciallella Family, I send my condolences to you and your family. Hang in there buddy. ”
21 of 44 | Posted by: Mike Izzo - Collingswood, NJ

“Blair was a person who touched your life unexpectedly, and I will never forget the brightness of her presence. The first time I met Blair, she...Read More »
22 of 44 | Posted by: Lara Clemens - Kennett Square, PA

“Words cannot ease the pain of such a tragic loss. We send our love and prayers to your entire family. ”
23 of 44 | Posted by: Daniel and Sumer DeLauro

“Dear Connor, I am very sorry to hear about your sister. I am thinking of you during this difficult time. ”
24 of 44 | Posted by: Doug Cornforth - Landenberg

“To Connor, Bryse, and the rest of the Ciallella family: I was honored to know Blair for the majority of my life. She was always one of the best...Read More »
25 of 44 | Posted by: Ben Allen - Salt Lake City, Utah

“Dear Ciallella Family, From my heart my deepest and sincere sympathies for the loss of your Beautiful Blair. May God and the Heavens above watch over...Read More »
26 of 44 | Posted by: Master George Heath - PA

“I am deeply sorry for your loss. Although Blair and I have lost contact over the years she was the sort of person you could never forget. I will...Read More »
27 of 44 | Posted by: Alison Butler - Kennett Square

“Dear Ciallella Family, I just wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. The world has lost a wonderful person, and I can only...Read More »
28 of 44 | Posted by: Robin Belardo - Wilmington, DE

“Blair was a truly amazing girl, words can not express how blessed I feel to have been able to be her friend. She was always looking out for everyone...Read More »
29 of 44 | Posted by: Katie Kolb - Landenberg, PA

“It is truly a deep and tragic loss, but I shall be ever thankful that I have been blessed with very fond memories of a girl whose friendship was...Read More »
30 of 44 | Posted by: Conry Clemens - State College, Pa

“Dear Ciallella and Stranahan Family, Our warmest thoughts of sympathy go out to you and your family. Our thoughts are you with you in this difficult...Read More »
31 of 44 | Posted by: Nancy Sommers - Pennsville, N.J.

“We are very sorry for our lost. We have you in our prayers. Please let us know what we can do to help or be of service. ”
32 of 44 | Posted by: KHS Administration - KSQ

“I don't know if Blair would have even remembered me, but we went to middle school together. Although we hadn't talked in years, it always made me...Read More »
33 of 44 | Posted by: Naomi Hamermesh - Wilmington, DE

“Susan and family, With utmost sorrow I extend my familes' condolences to you and yours. None of us knew Blair but from what we read she seemed to be...Read More »
34 of 44 | Posted by: Rod Cummings and family

“I am so deeply sad for you all. Please know that I have been thinking and praying for your family non-stop over these past few days, and will...Read More »
35 of 44 | Posted by: Lindsay Cairns - Austin, TX

“Our hearts and thoughts go to Blair and her family. We will always remember her as the wonderful person she was, always with a smile on her face. We...Read More »
36 of 44 | Posted by: Oleg Mervyak and Ashley Bloxom

“Dear Ciallella Family, We are so sincerely sorry for your loss. We remember Blair as a loving and beautiful young lady. God bless and our prayers...Read More »
37 of 44 | Posted by: Richard, Carol, Tara, and Taylor Smith

“Sincere sympathies from the Lazar Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We have fond memories of Blair and...Read More »
38 of 44 | Posted by: Jesse Lazar - Washington, DC

“Susan and family, please know how deeply sorry we are at the loss of your beloved Blair. May time heal your sorrow and lessen the pain. Sincerely,...Read More »
39 of 44 | Posted by: Karen Lockhart - Wilmington, DE

“Susan and family, My mind can not accept or comprehend what you must be feeling. My heart breaks at the thought of your loss. Lean on each other...Read More »
40 of 44 | Posted by: Kristin Stranahan - Charlotte, NC

“To the Ciallella Family and Friends Some prayers of comfort as we recall this dear, sweet, kind child who always saw the good in every person and...Read More »
41 of 44 | Posted by: The Bassett-Goldberg Family

“I can't even imagine your pain right now. You and your family are in my prayers. May God Bless you with His warmth and love during this time. ...Read More »
42 of 44 | Posted by: Belinda Long - Houston, TX

“Susan, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that my prayers are with you and your family. ”
43 of 44 | Posted by: Ellen Toplin - Ft. Washington, PA

“I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Blair was such a sweet girl. I hope that you will find comfort in the...Read More »
44 of 44 | Posted by: Jeanne Hutton Kennett High School


The family of our beloved and cherished daughter and sister, Blair Bear, sadly announce that this beautiful creature has departed this Earthly world. We know that the beauty and grace with which she lived her life will live on through the people whose lives she touched and will keep the door open to her life. We miss already her perpetual smile, her kindness, her warm and giving spirit, her easy laughter and her decency which never wavered. Constant and true as a daughter and sister, loyal and steadfast as a friend, she was truly adored by all who knew her and we are all so very happy that she had found the love of her life in Julian who brought her joy. We are forever changed for having had her in our lives. Although her life in this world was too short by any measure, we consider every moment we shared with her a gift. We are challenged to go forward celebrating her life and striving to live our lives embracing her purity of spirit and goodness in such a way as to do her honor. Blair is survived by her devoted parents Bruce and Susan, her sister, Bryse and brothers, Connor and Bruce. She was the adored granddaughter of William and Deloria Stranahan, aunts and uncles Michael and Tracy Stranahan, William and Donna Stranahan and Ralph and Dawn Ciallella and her cousins Jonathan, Kathryn, Jillian and William Stranahan and Lauren, Taylor, Lynsey, and Courtney Ciallella.

We welcome you to visit with Blair's family and friends Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 10:00 and again on Thursday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 at the Calvary Fellowship Church, 95 West Devon Drive, Downingtown, PA. We will celebrate Blairs life with a Christian service at 10:00 at the Church. Interment will be in Longwood Cemetery, Kennett Square, PA

In lieu of flowers, we encourage donations to the Blair Aryn Ciallella Scholarship Fund, c/o Susan Ciallella, 107 Stonepine Drive, Kennett Square, PA 19348

Arrangements by Kuzo and Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA. Online condolences may be made by visiting