Larry Blair

  • Died: September 12, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Maplewood Park

4017 Maplecrest Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46815

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Larry Blair, 78, loving Husband and Father passed away on September 12, 2019 at home surrounded by his family. He was born on March 2, 1941 in Eaton, IN, the son of the late William & Mardale Blair. Larry attended Northside High school.
He served on the Fort Wayne Fire Department for 30 years and received several awards including the 2010 Retiree of the year award for unselfishly volunteering his time and talents to the preservation of the Fire Department History. He was a member of Kekionga Long Rifle Club, IAFF, HOG, and was on the board of the Fire Fighters Museum. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, Barbra, and his family, boating, hunting, riding motorcycles with his friends, driving his corvette, watching Nascar, playing poker with his buddies, building guns, refurbishing cars and Fire Engines, and woodworking hobbies. He was dedicated to all restorations needed at the Firefighters Museum during his years of retirement. Larry is survived by his sister, Connie Ogden (Val); brother, Tony Blair; daughters, Laura Hesson, Lisa Blair, and Michelle Roebel; sons, Michael Peconge and Jeffery Peconge (Traci); grandchildren: Brandon Thacker, Samantha Pulliam (Paul), Rachael Veenstra (Rob), Kyle Burke, Stephen Peconge, Kori Peconge, Ryon Peconge, Kaitlin Roebel, Zachary Roebel, and Austin Roebel; and great-grandchild, Raydyn Peconge. He was preceded in death by wife, Barbra Blair; father, William Blair; mother, Mardale Blair; sister, Jennith Blair; and granddaughter, Addison Ice. Funeral service will be held at 3:30 pm on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at D.O. McComb and Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46815. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 10 am to 3:30 pm. To sign the online guestbook please visit,


Condolence & Memory Journal

RIP my friend, you were a great and fun guy to work with, you will be missed.

Posted by Ab Crosby - Fort Wayne   September 20, 2019

A great neighbor.D6

Posted by Heman Witmer - Fort Wayne, IN - Neighbor   September 19, 2019

See you on the Top floor. RIP Brother.
MVFD 948

Posted by Jeromy Bowman - Markle, IN - Acquaintance   September 18, 2019

Lost a good guy here.I have known Larry for about 40 years.He was on my pit crew all the years we raced. Rest In Peace Larry and prayers for your family

Posted by Randy Stilwell - Fort Wayne, IN - friend   September 15, 2019

I didn't know Larry, but witnessed the funeral procession today and was moved to tears. Anyone who loses a loved one can relate. Just wanted to send my condolences

Posted by Pamela Smith - Fort Wayne, IN   September 15, 2019

I was very saddened to read of Larry's passing in the online obits this morning, It was firefighters like Larry that I was hoping would rise to the top when I first conceived a plan to create a merit system for the FWFD 43 years ago. I hope the people he loved and cared for have many memories to sustain his legacy in his absence.

So long friend, it was an honor to have known and worked with you on the FWFD. My sincere condolences to family and friends. We have lost a truly special man.

Thomas A Heckman, Retired Fire Chief
Stuart, Forida

Posted by A friend   September 14, 2019

Taken on a poker run in 2016 in Spencerville, IN.

Posted by Doug Schroeder - Fort Wayne, IN - friend   September 13, 2019

Posted by Doug & Cindy Schroeder - Fort Wayne, IN - friend   September 13, 2019

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