Fred Blair Blaney

February 9, 1938 ~ October 9, 2020 (age 82)


Fred Blair Blaney, 82, of Kittanning died on Friday October 9, 2020 in Heritage Meadows Personal Care Home.

He was born on February 9, 1938 to John W. and Janet Kline Blaney in Kittanning, PA

Fred graduated from Kittanning High School, Indiana University of PA, and University of Pittsburgh with a Master’s Degree in Business.

He was employed as an educator for over 33 years at Lenape VO Tech in the business department as well as a teacher at BC3. He also enjoyed selling sporting equipment at Joe’s Army Navy store and managing the Hopi Little League baseball team.

Fred married Gail Berghoff of Mount Lebanon, PA on November 25, 1961.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, PSER, and the Mosquito Creek Sportsmen’s Club.

He loved the outdoors especially hunting and fly fishing with his sons at his camp. Many summers were spent surrounded by his grandchildren at the cottage along the shores of Lake Michigan.

Fred is survived by wife Gail, son Scott of Edinboro, PA, son John of Greenville, PA, daughter-in-law Ilsa of Centreville, VA, and nine grandchildren: Steven, Brooke, Nicholas, Nathan, Meredith, Chloe, David, Michael, and Ella. Also surviving are great grandson Connor Jackson Blaney of Colorado and sister Mary Lee Schaub of Kittanning.

In addition to his parents Fred was preceded in death by his son Guy on November 9, 1997 and his step mother, Eleanor Blaney.

There will be a memorial service on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 11:00am in the First United Methodist Church in Kittanning with Rev. Deb Kociban officiating.


In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to the First United Methodist Church, the Orphans of the Storm, or Heritage Meadows Personal Care Home.

The family would like to sincerely thank the owners Tim and Erin Graham and their entire staff for the compassionate care in taking care of our Fred at the Heritage Meadows Personal Care Home.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Snyder-Crissman Funeral Home in Kittanning

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Memorial Service
October 16, 2020

11:00 AM
First United Methodist Church
301 N Jefferson Street
Kittanning, PA 16201


First United Methodist Church
301 North jefferson Street, Kittanning PA 16201

Orphans of the Storm
PO Box 838, Kittanning PA 16201
Tel: 1-724-548-4520

Heritage Meadows Personal Care Home
11796 State Route 85, Kittanning PA 16201
Tel: 1-724-545-9668

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