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James S. Blair, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully on Feb.14th 2017. Jim was a U.S. Navy Veteran who served in Japan. He enjoyed singing in the Navy choir while he was there. He then took his career to Citizens Bank. From there he started a 23 year career at ICB Bank of BH as VP of Operations.

Jim had a Big Heart & would always tell you to “keep smiling.” He was at his best while helping others.  He served for Blossom land United Way, Treasurer at YMCA,YMCA Board of Christian Education & on the Mission Board at Niles RD Community Church.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Virginia, and Delores Blair Seafert Blanchard; and his four brothers, Gene, Richard, Oscar, and Martin Blair. Jim will be dearly missed leaving behind lasting memories!

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Dee Habina-Blair; daughter, Susan Deitrich; son, David Blair; his step children, Michele Lovell, Diane Dauler, Ruth Habina & Mike Habina; his sister, Joanne Rose; 14 grandchildren & a great grandson; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins & many dear friends.

Special thanks to the VA in BC for their wonderful care & support of our Jim! God bless the VA & their many angels.

A military committal service with full military honors will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 at Fort Custer National Cemetery, 15501 Dickman Rd., Augusta

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.


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  1. Ruth Elaine Habina on February 21, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    It is promised in God’s Word that we will see our loved ones again. It will be wonderful to see Jim again as we remember him best! Untill then, you will be deeply missed! We will think of you in heaven free at last in the arms of Jesus our Savior! I love you Jim!

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