BERNADINE ABAIR

Bernadine “Bernie” M. Abair, 90, of Lost Peninsula, Michigan, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Elizabeth Scott Community in Maumee. She was born on June 15, 1927, to James and Florence (Smith) Sewell. Bernie was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and served on the Funeral Luncheon Committee for well over 20 years. She also was a member of the Rosary Altar Society. She and her husband Fred lived in Erie, Michigan for over 60 years and as of late, Bernie resided at Elizabeth Scott Community in Maumee. Bernie was known for her pie baking (secret crust) and for baking, decorating Christmas cookies. She enjoyed playing cards, especially Pinochle, and golf with her girlfriends on Friday afternoons. Every summer for years she and her out-of-state sisters held a reunion at each other’s homes. She was a huge Detroit Tigers and U of M Wolverines fan. She also enjoyed camping, family vacations and holidays. Left to cherish Bernie’s memory are her husband of 65 years, Fred Abair; daughters, Mary Pat (Hal) White of Littlestown, Pennsylvania, and Beth (Bob) Sugg of Maumee; grandchildren, Ryan (Chloe) White and Justin (Kelly) White; greatgrandchildren, Charles, Tessa and Evelyn White, and sister, Virginia Kelly of Manchester, Connecticut. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Mary Grace Sewell, Marguerite “Sweetie” Peppers, and Patricia Steele, and brother, Robert Sewell. Visitation was held Tuesday, October 3, at the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 North Summit Street, Toledo. A Funeral Mass took place Wednesday, October 4, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 5153 North Summit Street, Toledo, Ohio 43611. Father David Cirata officiated. Bernie will be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery in a private ceremony at a later date. Memorial contributions may be considered to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Point Place or a charity of the donor’s choice. Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com

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