Joseph Robert Blair, III, 54, of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away on November 26, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his beloved father Joseph R. Blair, Jr.; paternal grandparents Joseph R. Blair, Sr. and Ellen P. Blair (nee Marling); maternal grandparents John M. Scordo and Margaret C. Scordo (nee Neary); paternal aunts, Virginia Peppler and her husband Henry and Janet Cobb and her husband Bernie; cousins Nancy Ellen Cobb, Lisa Thompson-DiCarlo, and Cory Scordo. He is survived by his beloved mother Rosalie M. Blair (nee Scordo); sister, Cynthia L. Rodriguez and her husband Mark C. Rodriguez; brother, Christopher W. Blair; nephew, Justin M. Rodriguez and his wife Jayme; nephew, Joshua M. Rodriguez and his wife Kim; maternal aunt, Margaret C. Thompson and her son Robert; maternal uncles Donald M. Scordo, Jerry Scordo and wife Carole, John A. Scordo and wife Terry; great-aunt, Laura Neary; cousin Lynn Bill,' and a host of many other cousins, family, and friends. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Joseph attended St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Elementary and Junior High School, Archbishop Curley Catholic High School, Essex Community College, and Baltimore City Hospital's School of Radiologic Technology. While in college, he volunteered as a camp counselor for the developmentally disabled at Camp Christopher in Sparks, Maryland. Upon graduating, Joseph worked as a Radiologic Technologist for Bon Secours Hospital and Johns Hopkins Healthcare. Joseph later worked for Medrad, Inc., training hospitals around the United States in the use of injectors for CT and MR Imaging. In 1989, he moved to Lawrenceville, Georgia. After leaving Medrad, Inc., Joseph began working for Gwinnett Medical Center's Imaging Department. He eventually transitioned into the roles of hospital education and joint commission compliance within the Imaging Department. Joseph was blessed with many talents and gifts. He had a sense of humor and a smile that could truly light up a room. He was able to find humor in almost any situation he encountered. His passions and hobbies included reading and landscaping, and he was an accomplished cook. He will be missed more than words can say. His legacy will live forever in the hearts of his adoring family and friends. Joseph's family sincerely thanks Reverends James Harrison and Joseph Mendes for their constant prayers. Heartfelt thanks are offered to all family and countless friends for their love and support of Joseph. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 30 from 4:00-8:00PM at Wages and Sons Funeral Home on Lawrenceville Hwy. in Lawrenceville. A Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 11:OOAM at St. Marguerite D'Youville Catholic Church followed by a luncheon in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Joseph's name to the St. Marguerite D'Youville Mortgage Fund at 85 Gloster Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30044. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. Joe will be dearly missed, but he leaves everyone with so many endearing memories; he will always be in so many peoples’ hearts.
    “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, but love leaves memories that no body can steal”.
    Joe can live peacefully in heaven, and one day we will meet again.

  2. Chris and Mrs. Blair, Please know that you are being lifted up in prayer as you go through another loss. Chris, you have been the most wonderful brother anyone could ever ask for. Your care for Joseph has been incredible. I pray that God will wrap His loving arms around each of you and bring you comfort and peace. I praise God that Joseph is not in anymore pain. He is standing tall and whole, walking streets of gold with our Savior! I love you both, Barbara Wojtczak

  3. My deepest condolenceses to all of Joe’s family. I am very sorry to hear of his passing. May God give you all the strength to get through this tough time. Joe was a classmate and a friend. From a fellow Friar of the Curley class of 80. Saint Francis pray for us.

  4. I love you Joe. You truly are the best brother that I could have ever dreamed of having. I told you last week that you were my hero and that I was so proud of you. I meant every word. I can’t imagine this world without you –your laughter and sense of humor were things I counted on to get me through each day, especially this past year. I can only hold onto the fact that you are at peace and free from any pain and suffering. You are in my heart and I will cherish my memories of you for the rest of my life. God bless you always. Give Dad the biggest hug and kiss for me. Love you.

  5. We are so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in family and friends (Proverbs 17:17). For additional strength, may you find it in God who cares for you (1 Peter 5:7. Please accept our deepest condolences.

  6. My darling Joey. We often spoke about how horrible it would be for a parent to lose her child, and I never dreamed this would happen to me. You are MY hero, and you fought so hard with such dignity. It broke my heart to have to say “so long” since I can’t say goodbye. I know that we will be together again. Thank you for bringing so much joy to my life, and for making me laugh so very much (even when you were hurting). Your kindness and your loving care will live forever in my heart. How often did you tell me that you would have loved to live by the water. You loved to watch the ocean waves. I am sure your wish has now come true. And with every wave coming in, that’s the love that I am sending to you. God bless you my darling. I am sending you and Dad big hugs and kisses and my love forever.

  7. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. My deepest condolences to the Blair family on the loss of your dear loved one. May these words of Revelation 21:4 give you a measure of comfort and strength to endure during this time of grief and deep sorrow.

  8. Joe,
    You have not only been one of the best brothers, you were also my first friend.
    I have so many fun memories of growing up with you. We always had each other’s back and lots of laughs along the way. Although you will be missed more than words can say, I am thankful that you are now in peace. Give Dad a hug for me.
    Love you

  9. Moma Rose, Chris and Cindy, Thank you for Joseph! I am so so sorry for your Heart! He brighten every life he ever touched. His caring, thoughtful,witty,honest Spirit soared from & around him. He left us with amazing memories. I am forever grateful! May God Bless your Heart and Spirit with Peace and Comfort. Love you, Lib

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  10. My Dearest Joseph, my brother from another mother you always said; me your sister from another mister. You filled me with Joy dear friend even in dark times. Thank you for over 20 years of Amazing moments. I am forever grateful for your Love, Support, and Humor! You will always brighten my heart! My world is alot smaller now, but Heaven is Huge with you there. I will Always Love You! Lib/Sis

  11. Chris and family, I was so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with each one of you. May god bless Joe and your family

  12. I’m so sad at hearing this news.I went to St Anthonys with Joe and was told of his passing by a fellow classmate.Many of his old classmates of 76 now know and offer their prayers to the family.Please know that Joe is well remembered.Rest easy Joe

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