Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center

1655 University Drive, Coral Springs, FL



March 18, 1928January 10, 2020

Bair, Ross A., 91, of Boca Raton, went to be with the Lord January 10, 2020. Ross was born in March 18, 1928 in Mount Vernon, Ohio to the late Simon and Beulah (Schryock) Bair. He was the senior pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church, Blairsville, Georgia and the founding pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Coral Springs, Florida in 1967. Rev. Bair was predeceased by his loving wife, of 69 years, Helen in 2019. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving daughters and sons-in-law, Claudia & Phil Scharer, Debbie & Tom Miller, Kathy & Mark Bolhofner, grandchildren, Calie (Kevin) McKinnon, Ryan (Dawn) Scharer, Katelyn (Jacob) Harris, Ross (Sara) Bolhofner, Taylor (Curtis) Barrett, Shelby (John) Buttimer, Kevin Miller, great grandchildren, Carter, Tyler, Chase and Cameron McKinnon, Ryleigh, Samuel and Harper Scharer, Miles and James Buttimer, Livia and Jesse Harris, Cora and Mark Bolhofner. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 24, 2020 10:00 - 11:00am at Grace Presbyterian Church, 2310 Young Harris Highway, Blairsville, Georgia 30512 where funeral services will begin at 11:00am with Rev. Dr. Mark O. Bolhofner and Rev. Dr. Jon Jacobs officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Laurel Hills Memory Garden in Blairsville, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Rev. Bair's memory to Grace Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 105, Blairsville, GA 30514.


24 January


10:00 am - 11:00 am

Grace Presbyterian Church

2310 Yound Harris Highway
Blairsville, GA 30512

24 January

Funeral Service

11:00 am

Grace Presbyterian Church

2310 Young Harris Highway
Blairsville, GA 30512



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Ginger Brown

January 12, 2020

Our family has many wonderful memories of our time at First Presbyterian Church in Coral Springs, FL when Ross Bair was pastor there. Through his sermons and Bible Studies, he challenged us to dig deep into the Scriptures; through his leadership, he challenged our church to reach out to others in the community; and through his support, he encouraged our Women In the Church to provide service, to study God's Word, and to develop friendships with other women through our activities there. As a result, his influence in these areas has been a continuing part of my life. "Jesus said, I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me though he were dead, yet shall he live..." My deepest condolences, Ginger Brown

Lynda Friedel

January 11, 2020

We will be forever grateful for Ross’s faithful teaching of Gods Word. First Pres was the first place we were exposed to studying the Bible. I remember he would teach our ladies Bible study each week in various homes. Ross and Helen readily opened their home for various functions and I always remember Helen’s gracious hospitality, We have great memories of church picnics, Sunday night church, Wednesday night dinners & prayer, VBS ( even when we did it for 2 weeks!!) where we all tried to win the prize for stuffing our cars with the most kids...I think the prize was a bag of popcorn! We had so many young families and the children were given a great foundation in God’s Word. Ron and I formed many relationships that continue to this day....it was definitely a very special time in our lives. We are sure both Ross and Helen received a “well done good and faithful servant” when they entered their eternal home,