Published by Syracuse Post Standard from May 14 to May 15, 2022.
Donald F. Blaylock May 10, 2022 Donald Fagan Blaylock passed away peacefully on May 10, 2022 at his home in Bridgeport, New York, surrounded by his loving family. He was 67. Born September 24, 1954 in Rome, New York to Juanita and Fagan Blaylock, Don was a lifelong Bridgeport resident and graduate of Cicero High School, where he met the love of his life, Jeannie. He worked for Rollway Bearing/Emerson Power Transmission before retiring from The Raymond Corporation in 2018. Don was an avid fan of the New York Giants, NASCAR, Star Trek, astronomy, and anything on four wheels. “Papa” especially enjoyed relaxing at camp and sneaking sweets with his granddaughter, Abbie. Don is survived by his wife of 49 years, Beverly Jean (Vassallo) Blaylock, their daughters Heather Blaylock and Heidi (Blaylock) Ryan, son-in-law Jeremy Ryan, and granddaughter Abigail; his mother Juanita (Marmol) Blaylock, brother Kenneth (Erin) Blaylock, brother Raymond (Wendy) Blaylock, sister Barbara Jarvis, brother Thomas (Lorri) Blaylock, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Fagan Blaylock, and nephew, Daniel Blaylock. Calling hours will be held on Monday, May 16th from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Traub Funeral Home, 7975 Route 31 in Bridgeport. Burial will be held on Tuesday 10:00 AM at the Bridgeport Cemetery. A family gathering will follow after the cemetery services. The family wishes to extend their sincerest appreciation to Don’s caregivers from Nascentia Health and his primary care physician, Dr. James Tarala. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his memory to the American Stroke Association. Please leave Memories and Condolences on syracuse. com/obits