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Francis D. 'Frank' Blair

July 30, 2018

Francis D. BlairFrancis D. "Frank" Blair, 79, of Glen Park passed away Monday evening, July 30, 2018, at Samaritan Keep Home where he resided for a year.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Friday, August 3, from 5 - 7PM. His graveside service, with military honors, will be Saturday, August 4, at 11AM at North Watertown Cemetery.

Francis was born in Watertown on July 7, 1939, son of Delbert and Helen (Lyon) Blair and he was a 1958 graduate of Watertown High School. He entered the US Marine Corps on August 1, 1958 and was honorably discharged on August 1, 1962.

Frank married Joyce A. Bok on February 27, 1965 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Peter Francour officiating.

For over 28 years he worked in the foundry at NY Airbrake, then for 14 years at Wal-Mart before completely retiring. He enjoyed woodworking and especially driving around with his wife.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce A.; three children, Joyce E. Alberry and husband, Sam, Watertown, Andrea M. Cronce, Gouverneur, and Christopher F. Blair and wife, Jennifer, Brownville; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren; two siblings, George Blair and wife, Sheila, Oneida and Edie Griffin, GA; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. His sister, Helen LaFountain, died before him.

Donations in Francis' name may be made to either the Glen Park Fire Department, 630 Main St., Glen Park, NY 13601 or SPCA of Jefferson County, 25056 Water St., Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to his family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#7 Sherry Damon 2018-08-01 20:15
Andrea, I am so very sorry for the loss of your dad. Please know that I am thinking of you, your mom, Joyce and Chris. My heart goes out to you all.
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#6 Francis Murray 2018-08-01 20:00
Joyce and Family My deepest sympathy on your loss
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#5 Richard Marino 2018-08-01 12:48
Joyce I am so sorry for your loss. Condolences to you and your family. You and your family are in m prayers.
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#4 Pam Hermann Morgan 2018-08-01 09:03
Aunt Joyce,
You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Love, Pam, Greg and Nick
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#3 charles brown 2018-07-31 20:34
I am so sorry to hear. Mom Blair I hope you and the kids are doing ok . Love from Charlie Brown and my family
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#2 Meghan Armstrong 2018-07-31 20:27
It was honor to meet & care for him. Condolences to both family and friends.
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#1 Gordon Myers 2018-07-31 18:45
Condolences to the family.
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