Obituary: Scott F. Blair
August 6, 1968 — March 19, 2019
Scott Fern Blair, 50, of Steamboat Springs, CO died on March 19, 2019 at his home after a prolonged illness surrounded by family and friends. He was born on August 6, 1968 in Burlington, VT to Michel and Ronald Blair. He has a sister, Dalys Blair of Natick, MA. Scott began life on a dairy farm in Williston, VT , went on to ski for Cochran’s and Mount Mansfield Ski Club at Stowe, VT and was a three sport athlete and honors student at Champlain Valley Union High School. He graduated with a degree in physical therapy from University of Vermont in 1990 subsequently became a PT at SportsMed Clinic in Steamboat, where he eventually became the director. He married Connie Weber Blair in 1997 at Howelsen Hill Ski Area. The couple moved to Portland, Oregon for three years returning to his beloved Steamboat community where Scott has lived since. They have two children, Alex (17) and Ellie (15) who he loved dearly and devoted much of his time to. He was a physical therapist for the U.S. Nordic Combined team accompanying the team to many international events, where he enthusiastically participated in athlete care. He was an active coach for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and organized many road and bike races in the community. He is survived by his loving family and hundreds of dedicated friends from Steamboat and around the country. Many of these friends provided outstanding comfort, care, love and companionship over the past five years to both Scott and his family who are truly grateful. With gratitude to Ted Morton and Gardner Flanigan. As Gardner wrote on Lifeline, ” He showed us courage. He touched our souls. He gave us smiles and tears. He shared his humor and friendship. He showed us how to live with the fear of the unknown. He showed us how to die with courage and dignity. He let us know that a lifetime shouldn’t be measured in years but measured in love. He gave us the definition of a well lived life.” The service was held March 31, 2019 at 3pm at Howelsen Hill Ski Area. In lieu of flowers a GoFundMe page has been set up to help the Blair family at gofundme.com/scott-blair-family-fund
Additionally, gifts can be made in memory of Scott to the Scott Blair Memorial Scholarship at the SSWSC. Visit sswsc.org.
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