Claire B. Adair

March 10, 1931October 14, 2013
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Claire (Bickley) Adair, 82, an extraordinary woman, resident of Country Meadows in Wyomissing, Pa., formerly of Radnor, Pennsylvania, and a summer resident of Green Lake, Maine. Her mother, Clara R. Bollinger, predeceased her. She is survived by her son, Andrew B. Adair, and his wife Mary W. Adair of Media, Pa, and her daughter, Wendi Lynn Adair and her husband Vladimir B. Simine of Kitchener, Ontario, and her former husband, Warren J. Adair of Radnor, Pa; her dear companion Milton (Buzz) Hartzell, and her loving grandchildren: Sasha, Katya, and Helen.

Claire graduated from the Wyomissing High School, Class of '49, and East Stroudsburg University, Class of '53. She was a beloved gym and science teacher and coached in the Cheltenham School System. She also ran a summer camp with Paul Westhead, of local basketball fame and former coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.

In addition, she founded the "Exercise with Claire Adair" Program that ran for many years in the Cheltenham Night School. She was a member of the Savoy Company and was a volunteer at The Children's Hospital. She traveled extensively and was a tour guide for many years with Klein Tours.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held for her at 10:00 a.m. at Country Meadows in Building 1 located at 1800 Tulpehocken Road, Wyomissing, Pa. Interment is private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania, 3401 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104.Theo C. Auman Funeral Home, Reading, is entrusted with her service. Online condolences may be made at


  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 19, 2013

Claire B. Adair

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October 19, 2014

My deepest sympathy to the family. Very soon God will eliminate death forever 1 Corinthians 15:26.

January 23, 2014

Aunt Claire was lively and fun. She set a courageous example for my generation when she determined she was embarking on a new career as a tourist guide, and then she actually did it. I was amazed to see my Aunt Claire darting around the world with her travels. I especially cherished her visits in Washington, DC, and Moscow. She arrived at times when I was a bit lonely for home, and her adventuresome spirit inspired me to push on with my own endeavors. I love you, Aunt Claire. Thank you for all your support and love! - Randy

October 29, 2013

Warren, I know Claire's death must be hard for you having shared so much of your lives together -- so many memories. Betty Hannan and I had many an enjoyable lunch with Claire. She will be missed.
Lynn Daly

Amber Thomas

October 18, 2013

Claire will missed. She was a wonderful person who could light up a room with her smile. May thoughts and prayers comfort you during this time.

Barry and Lisa Robinson

October 17, 2013

Drew, Mary and Helen, sincerest condolences.

Verna Ferrari

October 17, 2013

Clair will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She had a heart of gold was always a pleasure to be around. Thoughts and many prayers go to her family during this time.

October 16, 2013

I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.

October 16, 2013

Claire was a beautiful person, both inside and out. She will be missed by many.

Virginia Raynor-Smith.

Eric Hartzell

October 16, 2013

May God bless all of your family with peace and comfort during this difficult time of loss. With our heartfelt sympathies. Eric & Lori Hartzell

October 16, 2013

Drew, MMary, Helen and family,

So sorry to hear about your mom. My thougths are with you.

Scott Gottel