Jonathan “Jon” F. Blair-Martell, 75, a long-time resident of Keene and formerly of Littleton, died on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Westwood Care Center in Keene. He passed peacefully while sleeping after a period of declining health.
Jonathan was born the son of the late Harriet (Kennison) and Harold Blair on October 28, 1942 in Keene. He was educated locally attending Keene schools.
After High School Blair enlisted in the New Hampshire Army National Guard. He completed his time of service and was honorably discharged.
On June 26, 2004 he exchanged vows with Jeanne S. Bean. They were married in a simple service with close family and friends in attendance and have been married for fifteen years.
Jon worked at Fruedenburg LLC. in Bristol as a press operator, producing car parts for fourteen years before retiring in 2009.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Time was spent with his children going to various attractions and events around the region. Jon could also be found reading his bible and listening to music. He was also giving of his time to volunteer for the Littleton Police Department as a Traffic Control Officer.
Mr. Blair-Martell is survived by his wife, Jeanne S. Martell of Keene. His children; Heather A. Martell of Ashland. Chelsea E. Wright and her husband, Nathan of Ashland. His children from a step marriage; Torri M. Blair of Keene and Troy M. Derby and his wife, Mellisa of Stoddard. His siblings; Kathleen Williams of Swanzey. Lillian Collier of Washington. Harold Blair and his wife, Norma of Richmond and Larry Blair of Bradford. In addition, he leaves; eleven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. He is pre-deceased by his brother in-law, Robert Collier.
In keeping with Jon’s wishes there are no calling hours. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 10am. in the funeral chapel. Burial will follow in the family lot with military honors at Evergreen Cemetery, Forest Lake Rd. Winchester, NH. 03470. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com