Dana Point Times
James “Jim” Allen Blair, 81, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday April 15 at Mission Hospital.
Jim was born April 17, 1934 in Wausau, Wisconsin to Harold and Margaret (Staffeld) Blair.
He served in the U.S. Army, graduated from University of Wisconsin, and received his MS degree in Math from Farleigh Dickinson University. He was a lifelong learner and completed coursework at several universities including MIT.
He worked as an aerospace engineer for McDonnell Douglas and retired from Boeing as a Researcher/Scientist working on anti-missile defense aircraft.
Jim married Dee Dee (Devoe) Blair in 1974 and they have lived in Orange County for 47 years. Jim loved to smile and never had an unkind word to share. He devoted his life to his family, his country, and his Heavenly Father.
Jim will be fondly remembered by his wife Dee Dee, his four children Jay, Todd, James, and Shelly, his grandchildren Ryan, Torrey, Maddie, and Hanna, his siblings John and Shirley, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Services will be held at Laguna Presbyterian Church 415 Forest Avenue on April 30 at 11 a.m. Following will be a celebration of his life at his home in Dana Point.