Minerva – William “Bill” Charles Blaine, 80, of Minerva passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Mercy Hospital; Canton, Ohio of health complications.
He was born Nov-ember 5, 1933 in Salem, OH to Charles J. and Isabella (O’Conner) Blaine. He attended Salem City Schools. He lived most of his life in the Salem, Hanoverton areas.
He served in the US Army from 1956 to 1958, stationed in Fort Lewis, WA; Fort Ord, CA; upon leaving the military he was employed at Gordon Brothers Water Conditioning of Salem for many years. Upon leaving Gordon Brothers he owned and operated Blaine’s Water Conditioning Service of Hanoverton. He also drove school bus for United Local Schools for several years. After retiring, he and his current wife, enjoyed their time at Berlin Reservoir where they discovered their love for camping; after selling their homestead they traveled in their camper for 13 years. Spend their winters and summers AZ, CA, OH, and ID. After 13 years on the road, they settled down in Minerva in spring, 2011.
He is survived by his wife Patricia A (Rump) Blaine whom he married on January 6, 1988. His children; Connie L Blaine of Salem; Robert “Bob” (Mary) Blaine of Hanoverton; Valerie (Keith) MacManus of Columbiana, Ohio. Patricia’s children; Barb (Wade) Hall of Williams, AZ; Bobby McPherson of Hanoverton; Donna (Bud) Wolf of Minerva; A sister Joyce (Roy) Davis of Salem; His grandchildren Bobbi (David) Napier; Bryan Lane; Brandy (Paul) Bowman; Joshua (Lara) Blaine; Kyle (Alisha) Blaine; Joseph Blosser and Alex Blosser. Six step-grandchildren David Tucker; Mandy Hall; Lisa (Tim) Anthony; Nathan (Rachel) Wolf; Hilary MacManus and Ethan MacManus. Along with numerous great-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews .
He is preceded in death to his first wife Patricia L (Beagle) Blaine, whom he married on July 6, 1959 , who died on July 14, 1987. His parents, Charles and Isabella Blaine, His sisters, Theresa (Paul) Fletcher; Isabelle (Richard) Anglin; Betty (Earl) Reiter
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2013 from 1:00-4:00 pm at Minerva First Christian Church at 300 West Lincolnway, Minerva, OH. In lieu of flowers the family requests monetary donations to help defer funeral expenses sent to: Valerie MacManus at 503 W. Park Ave., Columbiana, OH 44408 or Connie Blaine at 838 Arch Street, Salem, OH 44460