Blair E. Walls

PORTLAND — Blair E. Walls, 92, passed away on Sept. 26, 2011, at Cedars in Portland.

He was born in Loggieville, New Brunswick, Canada, the son of Earl and Lavina (Ellis) Walls. Blair attended local schools and was a 1937 graduate of Deering High School. He also attended Northeastern Business College.

He served with the 20th Air Force at Iwo Jima, where he attained the rank of Tech Sergeant. For 37 years, he worked for Maine Central Railroad Company and retired as a supervisor in the accounting department.

On Nov. 11, 1950, he married Catherine “Cay” A. White. They enjoyed traveling around the country and many trips to Canada, where they had many relatives. They spent their winters in Florida for 13 years. Blair and Cay lived in Raymond for several years, where he was a selectman for three years.

He was a member of the Raymond Village Community Church, where he served as a trustee and moderator. He was a longtime member of the Woodfords Club. After he returned to Portland, he joined the North Deering Congregational Church.

There will be no visiting hours. A private graveside service will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Raymond with the Rev. Mark Rustin officiating. Arrangements are by Independent Death Care of Maine, 660 Brighton Avenue, Portland.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Blair to: The North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., Portland, ME 04103 or Cedars Nursing Home, 630 Ocean Ave., Portland, ME 04103 or to a charity of your choice.

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