JOHNSTOWN, Ohio — Longtime tire industry veteran Russell "Buck" Blair died June 19 at age 73.
Mr. Blair worked for TECH Tire and was a former member of the Tire Industry Association board, among other industry endeavors.
He is survived by his children Laura Wayne and John Blair, life partner Debbie Mitchell, sisters Linda Swofford, Vickie Carrington and Gayle Redlich; and six grandchirldren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Jennifer Blair, and daughter Amy Neil.
Mr. Blair was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in Vietnam during his time in the service.
Services will be held June 25 at Crouse-Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home in Johnstown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Mr. Blair's name to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kan. 66675-8516.