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Joyce E. Blair

Joyce E. Blair

IMPROVISATIONAL VIOLINIST JOHN FRANKLIN (ELLINGTON) BLAIR PASSES AWAY

Obituary by: Joyce E. Blair

Place: New York, NY

June 3, 2006 - Singer and violinist John Franklin Blair passed away on June 3, 2006 of heart failure. A song and sharing memorial service was conducted at the VA Medical Center Manhattan on Thursday, June 8, 2006. John is buried at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, NY. John was born in Toledo, Ohio on November 8, 1943, and is the eldest of nine ch …