E. Herald Blair, Jr.

September 9, 2019
Charleston, WV

E. Herald Blair, Jr.

E. Herald Blair, Jr., age 81, of Charleston, passed away Monday September 9, 2019 at his residence.

Herald was born on September 22, 1937 in Parkersburg, son of the late E. Herald and Mary Ethel Johnson Blair.

Herald graduated from WVU and was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity.  He served as Second Lieutenant in the USAF Reserve.  He retired in 1994 from Union Carbide as a Director after 34 years of service.  Herald loved spending time with his family.  He loved the outdoors, especially skiing with his family on the slopes of West Virginia and Colorado, hunting and fishing with friends, and fly fishing in Montana.

Herald is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Shirley; two daughters, Kathy Sestak, her husband, David, of Leesburg, VA  and Linda Albright, her husband Paul, of Martinsburg, WV, grandchildren,  Lauren and Lindsey Sestak, and Nathan and Nick Albright.

A service to Honor the Life of Herald will be held at 2:00 pm, on Friday September 13, 2019 at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston with Pastor Dean Chambers officiating.  Entombment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston.  Family and friends may visit from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the funeral home.

The family request donations be made to Alzheimer’s Association 1601 2nd Ave. Charleston, WV 25387.

Memories of Herald may be shared by visiting and selecting the obituary. Snodgrass Funeral Home is assisting the family with these arrangements.

2 replies
  1. michael workman says:

    To the Family,
    I had lost contact with Herald after I left Charleston. I worked for him and with him for a lot of years. He was the best memory I had from working at Union Carbide. He was a mentor to me and always gave me room to stretch my abilities. He could always find time for a laugh and to do something fun on all our trips together. He was a great boss, a good friend and always talked about his girls and wife in the most glowing terms. I miss people like him, they are few and far between. If I would have known, i would have attended the funeral and expressed my thoughts to you in person. I appreciated and admired him.

  2. Judie Smith says:

    Sincere sympathy to Harold’s family I worked with him at union carbide in the 80s. He was a very fine man always Professional always kind .
    I’m glad I had the opportunity to work with and know him


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  • Friday, September 13
  • 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Funeral Service

  • Friday, September 13
  • 2:00 PM