Arthur ‘Dick’ F.R. Blair, 80, of Belle Vernon, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at Hallsworth House, Monessen. Born January 5, 1943 in New Eagle, PA he was the son of the late Huie and Golda Brown Blair. A resident of Belle Vernon for the past 54 years, Mr. Blair was a salesman for the Catholic Cemetery Association. He served in the US Army, was a member of the Belle Vernon American Legion Post 659 and United Mine Workers Union Local 2878 where he served as Treasurer. He was a salesman for Encyclopedia Britantica and also worked at the Marianna and Montour 10 mine. Dick was a 1960 graduate of Donora High School, enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, was an avid football fan of both watching his grandson play football and the Pittsburgh Steelers where he never missed a game and was a record collector of 50's and 60's music.
He is survived by his wife Marilyn J. Pietroboni Blair to whom he was married to for 56 years, two daughters & sons in law Vickie & Scott McCullough of Rostraver Twp., Pamela Blair & husband Bruce Brickman of Portland, and two grandchildren Abby (Scott Jones) McCullough and Aaron & wife Jenna McCullough. He is preceded in death by his five sisters Ruth Collinat, Beatrice Meek, Dolores Gaydos, Doletta Fransko, Norma DeMarco; two brothers Benjamin and Timothy Blair.
Visitation will be held Friday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon 724-929-6183. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC at 10 AM. Interment will take place in Sacred Heart. The family wishes to extend their sincerest thank you to the staff at the Hallsworth House, ViaQuest Hospice and AHN Hospice and a special thank you to Joan Holets, Maria Friend and Rachel Ankrom for taking such special care of our husband and father.