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SIDNEY CENTER - Alberta Lillian (Schaffer) Bair, 89, of Sidney Center, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017.
She was born on Sept. 2, 1928, in Lakeville, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Herman and Lillian (Warner) Schaffer.
She married Eugene Bair on Dec. 3, 1950. He predeceased her on June 16, 2007.
Alberta was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church in Sidney Center.
She is survived by her children, Patricia and Gary Bell of Eva, Tennessee, Donald and Sarah Bair of Lafayette, Tennessee, John and Laura Bair of Walton, Barbara and William Kraiza of Sidney Center, Loretta Bair of Walton and Margaret Carey and companion George Wise of Mt. Upton; sisters, Marie and William Eisenhower of Ozark, Arkansas, Margaret and Fred Haase of Beach Lake, Pennsylvania; a brother, George and Betty Schaffer of Hawley, Pennsylvania; 22 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was also predeceased by her son, Herman, who died at birth; her daughter, Lillian Sundal; and her brothers, James and Eugene Schaffer of Pennsylvania.
A memorial service will take place at noon, Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Sidney United Methodist Church, 12 Liberty St, Sidney. There will be no calling hours.
Contributions in Alberta's memory are asked to be made to Catskill Area Hospice, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.
Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting www.bennettfh.com.
Arrangements are by the Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home, Franklin.
Published on October 17, 2017
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