- Local Guide
Dr. Blair D. Drummond, 91, New Bethlehem, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at his home with his family by his side.
He was born in Punxsutawney, a son of the late John C. and Lula Mae (McHenry) Drummond.
He married Mildred Barefoot Drummond, his wife of 62 years, who preceded him in death in 2009.
Mr. Drummond was a founding member of the Grace Baptist Church in New Bethlehem.
He graduated from Punxsutawney Area High School, Penn State University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army.
He established the Drummond Animal Hospital in 1947, where he practiced veterinary medicine in the New Bethlehem Area for 55 years before retiring in 2002, His son, granddaughter and grandson currently practice at the hospital.
Mr. Drummond enjoyed hunting and fishing in Canada, farming, being around animals, visiting with family, friends, clients and getting together for holiday dinners. He will be remembered as a great father, always being there when you needed him and giving his clients the proper attention when called upon.
Surviving relatives include a son, Dr. Jack B. Drummond and wife Deborah of New Bethlehem; a daughter, Deborah J. Byers and husband Nelson of New Bethlehem; four grandchildren, Dr. Nicole J. Drummond and fiance Andrew R. Philliber, Jenilee Stevenson and husband Matthew, Dr. Brian K. Byers and Kimberly L. Byers, all of New Bethlehem; and a great-granddaughter Andrea R. Byers of New Bethlehem.
In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, William.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at the Alcorn Funeral Home, Hawthorne.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at the Grace Baptist Church, New Bethlehem, with Rev. Robert Ryver officiating.
Interment will be at Oakland Cemetery, Distant.
Memorial donations may be made to Grace Baptist Church, 605 E. Washington Street, New Bethlehem, Pa. 16242.