Blair W. Haines, age 88, of 339 E. Jamestown Rd., W. Salem Twp., passed away Sunday morning, April 17, 2016 in St. Paul’s.

Mr. Haines was born in Corsica, PA on September 14, 1927 to Malvin and Vercel (McNaughton) Haines.  Blair attended Clarion County High School and served in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1945-1946.

For over 30 years he was employed as a coach operator, first working at O.D. Anderson’s during the 1960’s, and had retired from Bonanza Bus Lines, Providence, RI.  While residing at the Cottages at St. Paul’s, he was employed as a St. Paul’s driver and had later become a volunteer.

He was an active member of First Baptist Church, Greenville, and during the 1950’s and 60’s he was a member of the Hadley Lions Club.  Blair enjoyed building doll houses for many years and was a very passionate Cleveland Indians fan.

On May 11, 1968 he married the former Ann L. Diefenderfer, she passed away on February 13, 2011.  He is survived by two daughters, Sherrill Kozenski and her husband Richard of Frankfort, KY and Margaret Bott and her husband John of Minerva, OH; a son, Edward Haines and his wife Robin of Goshen, OH; a step-son, Gary W. McCartney and his wife Cheryl of Sandy Lake; a step-daughter, Shari McCartney of Fairbanks, AK; three sisters, Evelyn Fagley of Greenville, Lois Slater of Greenville and Phyllis Hoobler of Sheakleyville; a brother Blaine Haines of Corryville, PA; seven grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. 

Blair was preceded in death by his parents, wife and daughter, Candy Haines.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s,  339 East Jamestown Rd., Greenville, PA 16125 or First Baptist Church, 60 Shenango St. Greenville, PA 16125.

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Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Time: 4:00-7:00pm

Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Time: 11:00am

Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA
Rev. David A. Cox, Pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating

Burial will be in Millbank Cemetery, Fredonia



  1. Anonymous Anonymous
    April 19, 2016    

    So Sorry for your loss. Blair was a second or third cousin of mine. We met several times over the years at Haines reunions. Blairs mother Versal was my grandmother Pearl Haines Fisher sister. My father was Sheldon Haines Fisher, We live in Ohio near Cleveland but are in Florida now. I would have come to Blair’s service but it is not possible. It brought back memories seeing his picture in the obituaries. He will be missed. God Bless your family. Respectfully William Fisher

  2. Gordon &Joan Wilson Gordon &Joan Wilson
    April 28, 2016    

    We were sorry to learn of Blair’s passing. We were good friends with Blair and Ann from the 90s on when we served as Interlim Pastor at First Baptist . They were wonderful people and we had great times also as loyal Indian fans! We extend our sincere sympathy to his family and friends.

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