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Robert Bryce “Rocky” Blair, 76

October 5, 2012

Robert Bryce “Rocky” Blair, 76, of Reynoldsville, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at Allegheny General Hospital.

He was born Dec. 24, 1935, in Carbondale, Pa., a son of the late Rollin and Jesse (Marsh) Blair.

On Aug. 11, 1979, he married the former Cheryl Diane Boyer. She survives.

He was an excellent body shop repairman and painter. He owned Blair’s Auto Body for more than 30 years.

A carpenter by hobby, Mr. Blair built his own home and was handy at everything.

He enjoyed traveling and watching NASCAR.

In addition to his wife, surviving relatives include five children, Karen Robinson and husband Tom of Tunkhannok, Chris Gigliotti and husband Vince of Punxsutawney, Missy Young and husband Wayne of Anita, Michael Rogowski of Scranton, and Bobby Blair of Anita; seven grandchildren, Kim Lee and husband Justin, Thomas Robinson and wife Vicki, Lakyn and Devan Riggie, Shawna Gigliotti, Sara Travis and Samantha Rogowski; four great-grandchildren, Eli and Alex Robinson, Brayden Knisely and Addison Travis; two brothers, Roy and George Blair, both of Jermyn, Pa.; two sisters, Shirley Anderson and husband Wes of Myrtle Beach, N.C., and Ruth Simrell of Jermyn, Pa.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Rollin Blair Jr.; a sister, Janet Streznetsky; a grandson, Adam Travis; a great-granddaughter, Madelyn Lee; and his mother-in-law, Wanda L. Boyer, who died Oct. 3, 2012.

He and his mother-in-law Wanda, will share visitation from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney.

His funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at the funeral home, officiated by Pastor Steven J. Hendrickson.

Interment will follow at Vandervort Cemetery, Summerville.

Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Blair’s memory to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

Online condolences may be made at www.shumakerfh.com.

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