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William G. "Jerry" Blair - Oct. 2, 1932 – Aug. 22, 2014


Jerry Blair

William G. "Jerry" Blair

October 2, 1932 – August 22, 2014

William G. "Jerry" Blair, 81, of Seward passed away on Aug. 22, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Jerry was born William Girard Blair on Oct. 2, 1932 in Barton, Vt. to Aime P. and Irene H. (Paquette) Blair. Jerry grew up on the family farm, with three generations in the house, including five brothers and one sister. He married Nancy A. Cantlin in Lebanon, N.H. on June 30, 1951.

Jerry joined the army in 1953 and served in the Korean War. After being discharged in 1958, he and Nancy moved to Alaska. He was an active member of the American Legion for the rest of his life, serving as Post 14 Commander in Petersburg; Southeast Alaska District Commander and State Department Commander. He played a major role in forming the Sons of the American Legion squadron of Post 5. Organizing many parades and banquets, maintaining the cemetery, and performing weekly chores at the Legion were some of his contributions.

Additionally, he was a member of the Elks and VFW.


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