April Blair

April Blair - Rochester, NY - Rochester Cremation

Rochester, NY – May 6, 2020 at age 68

April is predeceased by her mother Bettie Gordon, father Harold, sisters Diane Partridge, Dale Strong, Donna Blair and Cindy Newman.

She is survived by her wife, Sharon (Jeter), siblings Aaron (Ellen), Stewart, Connie (David Miller) Robin Barge and Mark; a number of nieces and nephews as well as grand-nieces and nephews, and other loving extended family and friends.

April was a 1970 Graduate of Bloomfield High School. She retired in 2012 from Harris Corporation in Rochester NY where she was employed in the calibration lab for close to 40 years.

April was an avid hiker and was familiar with both urban and rural trails in the Rochester and Finger Lakes areas. She loved music of all kinds and had been been a member of Bassically Treblemakers community band in the percussion section. She also formed two jazz groups, JaJazz and The April Blair Project, as lead singer and performed in many venues across upstate NY.

April will be remembered by her family and friends for her love of animals and nature, incredible sense of humor and talent for story-telling.

Per April’s request there will be no visitation or service. A celebration of her life is planned with date to be announced.

Please send donations in April’s memory to Rochester Animal Services, 184 Verona St., Rochester NY 14608 or their website, www.vsas.org

9 Condolences

  1. Chantelle Strong on May 12, 2020 at 9:15 am

    I just can not believe April is gone!!! Knowing what her life was for the past two years at MCH is completely heart breaking! You should not have ended this way!!!
    I will forever miss you and will NEVER forgive!!!
    Love you!!!

    • Cathy Vavonese on May 12, 2020 at 10:06 am

      April. You were a character,a talented musician, a great cook, funny, too many things to mention. Above all. A wonderful person and friend. I cant believe you are no longer with us. Thank you for all the wonderful memories of laughter and song. You lived your life like everyday was your last and I got ine,will cheerish that about you always.

  2. Robin Blair Barge on May 12, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    Another one of my dear sisters gone, but not ever to be forgotten💔😢
    Growing up you were always there for me in so many ways. Your endless stories and laughter will be so missed. April I love you beyond words. I pray you’re with the other four sisters. I know how much you had missed them over the years.

  3. Tami Isherwood, neice on May 13, 2020 at 12:16 am

    I still cant believe you are gone. The countless hours on the phone. Laughing and telling stories. I loved hearing about my mom when she was younger. Please say hello to her. It seems like yesterday we were all sitting around that huge table in Bloomfield, getting ready for Thanksgiving dinner. Those were the days. Your have and always will be an amazingly strong woman with a huge heart. Until we see each other again, love you!

  4. Dan Smith on May 13, 2020 at 7:27 am

    April, you put up a tough fight for many years and I know you are in a far better place now. Since we met back in the early ’70’s, we had some great times. Many work parties, Wamba Jamba’s, lunches together at Winfield, Ellison’s and Tryon City. You have always been a great friend through all our ups and downs. Going to miss you for sure. RIP

  5. Constance Blair on May 13, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    Rest in the Peace that you deserve.Love Connie

  6. Barb Piazza on May 14, 2020 at 10:52 am

    April my sister and best friend I can’t believe your gone. I miss all the laughs and good times we had . I will forever miss and love you. Barb

  7. Cindy McClurg on May 14, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    To my sister dirt clod/ dirt bag….I love you April. So many memories. Save me a seat, as I will see you again one day.

  8. Michael Kurdziel on May 18, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    My condolences to April’s wife, family and friends. April was a great friend and coworker. We will all miss her.

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