John E. “Jack” Blair Sr., 67

J ohn E. “Jack” Blair Sr., 67, of Adams Street, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Born on June 18, 1943, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Seward and Eva (Rock) Blair.

Jack graduated from Whitehall High School, class of 1961. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force. He retired after 30-plus years of service from International Paper Co. in Ticonderoga. He was also a member of the Faith Chapel in Whitehall.

He enjoyed the Giants, New York Yankees, loved fishing , crossword puzzles, McDonald’s coffee in the morning, his dog “Petie” and especially his grandkids. Jack also enjoyed “ELVIS.”

He is predeceased by his parents and two brothers.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Cheryl (Donaldson) Blair of Whitehall; one daughter, Rosemary Love and her husband, Bob; three sons, John Edward Blair II and his wife, Kim Blair, Dwane Hurlburt and his wife, Kari, and Lyle Hurlburt; his grandchildren, Trevor Hurlburt, Gabriel Hurlburt, Tyler Hurlburt, Jayden Hurlburt, Trey Kimball, Jacob Kimball, Lydia Hurlburt, Brycen Hurlburt, Brooke Love, Ryan Love, Alexa Love, Brittney Love, Elizabeth Love, Shakiah McCoy, Jordyn McCoy, Michaela McCoy, Izsac Blair and Brandan Layton ; one sister, Rose Fields and her husband, Sylva; his beloved mother-in-law, Marion Donaldson; one cousin, Helen Beebe; and three nieces.

Calling hours were held Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Jillson Funeral Home Inc., 46 Williams St., Whitehall. A time of fellowship and refreshments followed the calling hours at the Faith Chapel in Whitehall.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation in Jack’s name to the Glens Falls Hospital Renal Center, 3 Broad Street Plaza, Glens Falls, N.Y. 12801.

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