Gloria Jean (Milliron) Blair

April 18, 1936 ~ April 28, 2018 (age 82)

     Gloria Jean Blair, age 82, of New Bethlehem, passed away Saturday morning, April 28, 2018 at her home.

     Born April 18, 1936 in Distant, she was the daughter of the late Fred A. and Mildred C. Bright Milliron.

    She married Wylie “Buzz” Blair on October 28, 1961 and he survives.

    In her younger years, Mrs. Blair was an avid golfer.  She was the 1982 Ladies Champion at Bostonia Country Club.

     She not only enjoyed golf but also embroidery, watching birds and wildlife and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

      Mrs. Blair was a member of the Oakdale Church of the Brethren in Distant

     Survivors include her husband; one son, Fred Blair and his wife, Kim, of Lincoln University; one daughter, Mona Taylor and her husband, Dave, of New Bethlehem; five grandchildren:  Leslie Crissman, Heath Blair, Hazel Guntrum, Brandon Taylor and Dylan Blair.

    Mrs. Blair is also survived by eight great grandchildren.

    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Richard Blair.

    A memorial service will be held in the Oakdale Church of the Brethren, 1551 State Route 1025, New Bethlehem, at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018.  Reverend Dottie Kunselman and Reverend Leslie Crissman will co-officiate over the service.

     Memorial contributions may be given in the name of Gloria Jean Blair to the Oakdale Church of the Brethren, 1551 State Route 1025, New Bethlehem, PA  16242

         Online condolences may be sent the Mrs. Blair’s family at

     Arrangements are under the direction of the Rupert Funeral Home and Cremation Service of New Bethlehem.

Donations may be made to:

Oakdale Church of the Brethren
1551 State Route 1025, New Bethlehem PA 16242

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