Ron, 86, of Frewsburg, N.Y., passed away July 20, 2021 at UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie, Pa. He was born Sept. 9, 1934, to parents, Chester and Lois Blair in Olean, N.Y.
Ron graduated from Bradford High School in Bradford, Pa., in 1952 where we participated in marching band and studied art. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954-56 and was stationed at Fort Riley Kansas and Bamberg, Germany. He enjoyed riding his Harley motorcycles and was a member of the Zippo Riders Motorcycle Club of Bradford, Pa.
Ron was a furniture carver and supervisor at the former Jamestown Lounge Company and designed and made production samples Master Carvers of James-town, before beginning his own custom sign business. His work can be found in and around the Frewsburg area.
Ron moved to Frewsburg in 1974, bought his much-loved cabin in the woods, and lived there until his death. He was an avid reader, enjoyed meeting friends for breakfast at the Dinner Bell, and loved spending time out in nature. He was a long-time member of the NRA and the Carroll Rod and Gun Club, held an amateur radio license, and operated a ham radio for several years.
Ron is survived by his daughter Johnna Blair of State College, Pa,; and son, Bryan (Esther) Blair Gainesville, Fla; brother, Philip (Sharon) Blair of Al-legany, N.Y.; sister, Lorraine of Sanford, Fla.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by parents, Chester, and Lois.
The memorial service will be held on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, at Riccardi’s Hubert Funeral Home in Jamestown, N.Y. Visitation will be from 10-11a.m, followed by a brief message from the the Rev. Mike Sanders.
The interment will be at Allegany Cemetery in Al-legany, N.Y.
Send a condolence by visiting www.hubertfun-eralhome.com