Blair C Bedient

February 14, 1927April 4, 2013

Blair C. Bedient, age 86 of Albion passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Eaton Community Palliative Care in Charlotte, Michigan. Blair was born February 14, 1927 to Jack C. and Elizabeth (Blair) Bedient in Detroit, Michigan. On June 25, 1949 he married Roslyn Pahl who preceded him in death October 4, 2005.

Blair was a graduate of Albion High School, a graduate of University of Michigan and Albion College. He was with the ATO Fraternity and President of U of M Press Club. Along with Director of the Albion Rotary, Albion Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Founding Board of the Albion Community Foundation, President of the Michigan League of Home Dailies, Michigan Press Association and the Duck Lake Country Club.

Blair is survived by: Sons- John (Suzanne) Bedient of Marshall Paul (Carol) Bedient of Grand Haven

(6) Grandchildren- Sarah (Michael) Wasielewski Abigail (James Palmer) Bedient Samantha (Ryan) McCollum Jessica (Dustin Crist) Bedient Kendra (Jordon) Nyhof Kyle Bedient (2) Great Grandchildren- Cooper Wasielewski Lochlan McCollum

Niece- Laura Bedient of Tucson, AZ Nephew- Cameron Bedient of Tucson, AZ

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Roslyn and brother Kendall.

A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Wesley Chapel, 600 E. Michigan Avenue, Albion, Michigan 49224 with Pastor Jeremy Williams officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be Monday, April 8, 2013 from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Wesley Chapel.

Assistance with Memorial Contributions to: Albion Community Foundation or Michigan Press Association Foundation is available at the Funeral Home


  • Memorial Service Tuesday, April 9, 2013

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Bill and Susan (Bramble) Ooms

June 6, 2013

Now that his passing is behind us I find it necessary to reach out and give our most sincere sympathy to you. Blair was my first "Boss"... my "Mentor" and was always so very kind to me while growing up. I admired and respected him deeply. He is "home" now and smiling down on all of you. Blessings!

Nancy Keeler

April 9, 2013

John and family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this time.

Ed & Paula Steinkraus Williams

April 9, 2013

Paul and John,
From working for your Dad at the newspaper, to being your babysitter for years, to Paul being in our wedding (and Suzy)...both of your parents were dear mentors in my younger years. Our sincere sympathy for your loss. You all hold dear in our hearts and memories.
Ed and Paula

John Richardson

April 8, 2013

May God bless your family at this time of sorrow. I remember Blair sent me letters all during World War II, I'll never forget it.

April 8, 2013

Blair celebrated and enjoyed his life. Family was most important but he loved his friends, his community and his golf! He also loved to tell a good story. With fond memories of his kindness to me personally and to my family, God bless you Blair up in heaven and all your family here on earth. Love, Nancy Hudnutt

Mike & Bonnie Morgan

April 8, 2013

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Pete Radowick

April 8, 2013

BCB, as he tagged his columns, gave me my first job at the Albion Evening Recorder. I've always been grateful for that. My condolences to John, Paul and the extended family.

Debbie Sharp-Cunningham

April 8, 2013

We are so sorry to hear about your father. We want you to know that your friends are thinking of you and sympathizing with you in this time of your great loss. We feel very fortunate in having known him. The Sharp Family

John T & Joanne Brown

April 7, 2013

Blair was a fine man and good friend. He will be missed. Our sympathy to all of the Bedient family.

April 7, 2013

Paul, Carol, John, Suzy... and the entire Bedient Family
Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Mr. Bedient was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed, but never forgotten... He was kind, generous, a great role model, mentor, and led by example. He has left us all with very special memories. Please take care, and know we're thinking of you. God Bless

Sparky and Carol Biggs