Obituary for Bernadine A. Blair


Bernadine A. Blair

Bernadine A. Blair, age 80, of Warsaw, Indiana passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 7:30 PM in her residence. She was born December 16, 1939 in Carteret, New Jersey to Michael and Irene (Gombos) Hila. She was united in marriage to Roger Blair in Paintsville, KY on January 15, 1980.

Bernadine graduated from Carteret High School in New Jersey and continued her education at Naples Florida obtaining a degree in nursing. She was employed as an Executive Secretary at the Bowen Center, Collier County Florida office. She also worked at the Salvation Army as a secretary and a member of the Salvation Army Women’s League. Bernadine loved her family and her dog, Ginger. She enjoyed reading, jewelry, sewing, gardening and crafts.

Survivors include husband, Roger Blair of Warsaw, IN; children, James (Debbie) Tedesco of Naples, FL, Marc (Lyli) Denz of Evansville, IN, Noreen (Larry) Priser, Gene (Amanda) Denz both of Warsaw, IN; step-daughters, Terrie (Bill) Landrum-Prater, Kris (Ken) Allen both of Warsaw, IN. She is also survived by sibling, Michaeline Odom of Long Branch N.J. 13 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by sister, Doris Newshafer, and granddaughter Tiffanee’ Landrum.

Visitation hours are scheduled from 4:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, April 3, 2020 at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. Visitation is limited to 10 persons at a time, please use good judgement on length of visit. Please consider alternative ways of expressing your condolences; by mailing a card, making electronic condolences or making a memorial contribution.

Bernadine’s Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 4, 2020 in the Funeral Chapel. Pastor Charles Trout will officiate with interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton, IN

Memorial donations may be made to:
The Bernadine Blair Funeral Fund
C/O McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel
2290 Provident Ct.
Warsaw, Indiana 46580



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