Leroy “Cub” Bair

January 17, 1928 ‒ February 02, 2008

Orrville and Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Leroy “Cub” Bair, 80, of Matthew Drive, Orrville, and formerly of Lexington, died in his home early Sunday morning February 3, 2008, following a short illness.

He was born January 17, 1928 in Dover to Roy E. and Helen (Fuhrer) Bair.

On September 6, 1946 he married Vandetta (Napier) Bair. Together they moved their family from Massilon to Richland County in 1958. Vandetta preceded him in death on November 25, 1992.

A US Army veteran, Leroy served in the Korean War.

Leroy worked at General Motors as a machinist for 30 years retiring in 1990.

He was a member of the Bellville Masonic Lodge #376 F&AM, and the Robert L. Castor Post #5101 VFW.

Leroy enjoyed the outdoors, from hunting trips in Pennsylvania to mushroom hunting here in Ohio, “Cub” found peace with nature. He also looked forward to early mornings on Pleasant Hill Lake, fishing with his family.

Known as a “great debater,” Leroy always expressed his true feelings and won every argument.

He will be remembered for his integrity and trustworthy character. A man of his word, “Cub” was simply dependable and steadfast.

He is survived by his children and their spouses Deborah and Darryl Wittmer of Mansfield, Jennifer and Larry Johnson of Mount Gilead, Barbara and Mike Crossno of Orrville, and Leroy, II, and Cindy Bair of South Carolina, grandchildren Kerri, Molly, Benjamin, Matthew, and Michael, one great grand daughter Megan, brothers Gene Bair of Massilon, Larry Bair of Florida, Harry Bair of Massilon, his sister Grace Olson of California, and lifelong friends Jim and Evie Campton.

In addition to his parents and wife, Leroy was preceded in death by his brothers Chuck Bair and Bill Bair and his sister Laura Swearinger.

The family will receive friends today, Monday, February 4, 2008 from 6-8 PM at the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a Masonic memorial will be held at 8 p.m. The funeral will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Pastor David Smith will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park where the Richland County Joint Veteras Burial Detail will hold graveside military honors.

Memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society may be made at the funeral home.