Susan J. Peart (Blair), age 73, of Cary, North Carolina, passed away surrounded by family on Thursday, January 3, 2019. She was born in Toledo, to the late Clyde W. Blair and late Rebecca Jane Blair (Williams). She also was preceded in death by her brothers, James C. Blair and Robert A. Blair.
She was a graduate of Clay High School in 1963 and played baritone in the marching band.
Susan married Michael Peart on October 29, 1971, in Toledo, and he survives. She worked at Libby-Owens-Ford in corporate accounting prior to caring for her children full time.
Susan is survived by her son, Brad (Deborah) Peart; daughter, Sally (Richard) Linton; stepsons, Michael Whatmore and Douglas Whatmore; grandchildren, Lilian Linton, Christopher Linton, Jillian Whatmore, Shane Whatmore, Donovan Whatmore; sister, Virginia (David Slesinski) Blair of Perrysburg; sister-in-law, Nora Blair (Sullivan); and many nieces and nephews.
She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who was passionate about taking care of her family. Susan was extremely creative and could solve any problem for her family. She gathered with her Bunco Club “sisters” as often as possible, sharing more than 50 years of laughs. Susan and her husband, Michael, traveled extensively in retirement, exploring the world.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Duke Hospice Hock Family Pavilion, 4023 North Roxboro Street, Durham, NC 27704. No visitation or service is planned.
• GENE PHLEGAR
Gene G. Phlegar died at home on Thursday, December 27, 2018.
An only child, he was born in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, on August 20, 1933, to Charles and Irma Phlegar.
He attended Penn State University, graduated from the College of Wooster and from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He also pursued post graduate work at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Gene shared 61 years with the love of his life, Nancy (Rusty). They were blessed with five children, 10 grandchildren, and two greatgrandchildren.
Gene started his career in ministry as a Presbyterian pastor but found his true calling as a chaplain, providing spiritual and compassionate support to those in need, both at Hospice of Northwest Ohio and at St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee. He also served as interim pastor for many churches throughout Ohio and Michigan over the years.
Music was a prominent part of his life. Gene had a natural gift for playing piano and other keyboards. Many will remember hearing him play alone or as a part of a group at weddings, restaurants and other events around the Toledo area. He especially loved jazz and classical music and was a strong supporter of the arts, especially the Toledo