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Robert I. Blair

Robert I. Blair Robert I. Blair

Robert Irvin Blair, 74, Mesa, Ariz., died Sunday, May 17, 2015, at home after long, debilitating illnesses.
Born July 16, 1940, in Garland, Ky., he was the son of the late James Lyle and Nellie Kathryn Hale Blair.
He was raised on a farm in Corydon, attended a one-room school for elementary, graduated from Corydon High School in 1958 and studied mechanical engineering and computer science at Indiana State and Purdue universities. He served in the Air Force Reserves and was deployed during the Cuban Missile Crisis. In 1986, he retired from G.E. in Louisville and moved to Arizona to begin a career at Intel, which had him teach AutoCAD in Japan, where he worked until he retired in 2002. He was active in Clan Blair Society, serving in various capacities on its board, and volunteered as a docent at Champlin Air Museum. He was previously married to the former Phyllis Mudd.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Phil.
Survivors include his wife since 1999, Helen; a daughter, Teri Lynn Blair of Chandler, Ariz.; a stepson, Andrew Blair Cupp of Glendale, Ariz.; siblings, Reba Borcher of Mount Vernon, Ohio, James Blair of Bedford and William Blair of Corydon.
Arrangements: Wyman Cremation & Burial Chapel in Mesa, Ariz., handled cremation. Services will be the third weekend in March 2016 to coincide with the Phoenix Highland Games.