- January 19, 1931 - February 18, 2011
- Albuquerque, New Mexico
of Robert's Passing
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“On behalf of the officers and soldiers of the New Mexico State Guard, we wish to offer our sincere condolence to your family. Col. Blair has been a...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Chaplain David W. Slaten - NM
“Bruce, my sympathy for your loss. My family will keep you and your family in our prayers.
2 of 5 | Posted by: Craig Chandler - Orlando, FL
Sincere condolences for the loss of your father.
3 of 5 | Posted by: Ron & Emily Mori - Rio Rancho, NM
“Dianna, I am sorry to hear about your father, may God Bless you and take care of you and your family during this difficult time, my thoughts and...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Anthony Salazar
“I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Though I did not know him well, I remember him fondly and always looked forward to his cheery wave from his...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Susan Stocking - Albuquerque, NM
BLAIR -- Robert (Bob) F. beloved and devoted husband and father passed away peacefully in his sleep after a long and courageous battle with cancer . A long time resident of Albuquerque, Bob was born to Alfred Blair and Anna Blair (Coryea) on January 19, 1931. He proudly served his country in the Army Air Corp, seeing combat in Korea and polar bears in Greenland. He met the love of his life, Jeanine, who survives him, in San Antonio, TX. Married in 1953 they had 57 joyous years together and were blessed with 6 children: Dawn Lane and husband Richard, Bruce Blair and wife Peggy, Carol Blair and Jim Jacobsen, Brian Blair and wife Deborah, Dianna Blair and husband David Pattison, and Gavin Blair; 14 grandchildren: Bryan, Robert (deceased), Shawn, Jessica, Kelley, Leanne, Stephanie, Cherie, Aubrey, Jason, Chad, Sarah, Cameron (deceased), and Rachel; and 4 great-grandchildren. Living a long and active life he had varied experiences, interests, and hobbies. Bob worked 32 years in government service, primarily with the FAA, and was a long time bagpiper, Pipe Major of the Shrine Ballut Abyad Pipe Band, Col. in the NM State Guard, member of the Sandia Peak Ski Patrol, R/C airplane pilot, certified SCUBA diver, and licensed HAM operator who deployed with the UNM DMAT team. He enjoyed traveling with his wife. They had great adventures cruising the world and traveling around the country in their RV. His other interests included music, computers, astronomy, and photography. Viewing will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 followed by a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at French Lomas Chapel. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic Church, Claremont and Vermont. Internment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
10500 Lomas Blvd. NE