Clair L. "Amy" Blair, 78 of Clintonville passed away June 30, 2019 at UPMC Northwest Hospital.
Amy was born March 4, 1941 in North Washington, Butler County to Ralph and Edna Smith Blair. Amy was one of 16 children that were all born on the family farm.
Amy received his education in Butler County. Earlier in life Amy worked the family farm. After meeting his wife Emma Jane Ritenour the couple married on April 30, 1965 at the New Hope Church, New Hope PA. Together the couple had two children Jerry and Kathy.
Amy retired from Witherup Fabrication and Erection in Kennerdell after 38 years of employment. He was an expert welder and fabricator. Amy was an active member of the Covenant OP Church in Grove City. Amy was kind and humorous man, often being many people's "favorite". His faith and family were his treasures. He was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. Amy had a love of the outdoors, taking long walks in woods was one of his favorite pastimes, whether it was to hunt or just enjoy the scenery. Amy enjoyed his cabin and treasured the friendships that camping provided. Amy was well known for his extensive knowledge of pumping oil leases, something he learned on the family farm, later sharing his talent locally. If you drove by Amy's and Jane's in the summer he was a welcomed sight sitting on his front porch always giving everyone a wave as you drove by.
Loved ones left to cherish his memory; his wife Jane Blair of Clintonville, his son Jerry Blair and his wife Tammy of Grove City, and his daughter Kathy Blair of Clintonville. His three granddaughters Audrey Ward of Pittsburgh, Celeste Yeager of Grove City and Hannah Yeager of Grove City, three great grandchildren Kaden, Kendall and Killian. Amy's brothers Earl Blair of Chicago, Harold Blair of North Washington, Frank Blair and his wife Renate of North Washington, George Blair and his wife Paula of Michigan, Art Blair of North Washington. Amy's sisters Edie Nail and her husband Sam of Eau Claire and Irma Wealand and her husband Bill of Middletown.
Preceded in death by his parents, brothers Fred, Ken, Dean and Homer Blair; sisters Mary Lou and Bernice Blair, two infant brothers also preceded Amy in death.
Family will receive friends at the Larry E. McKinley Funeral Home, 109 Emlenton Street, Clintonville PA on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8. Funeral service will take place at the Covenant OPC Church, 140 East Popular Street, Grove City PA on Wednesday July 3, 2019 at 11:00 am with an hour of visitation prior to the funeral service.
The family wishes memorial donations be sent to Community Pantry Project, Box 248 Clintonville PA 16372 in care of Arlene McDaniels or to the Kirkland Cancer Foundation Box 108 Franklin PA 16323 in Amy's honor.
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