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Blair B. Hodgson, age 81 and a resident of Wellington, passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus after a long battle with bladder cancer.


Blair was born in Sandusky, October 6, 1938 to the late Chester and Marie (nee Williams) Hodgson.  He was a graduate of Vermilion High School.  For the past several years, Blair along with his wife Carole owned and operated the Hemlock Cottage in Wellington.  Prior to their furniture store, Blair was employed at the former O’Neils at Sheffield Centre working in the furniture department,  had been employed at Kaplan’s, Elyria, and was a store manager at the former May Company at Great Northern Mall.  Blair loved Wellington and his only wish was that he would have moved there sooner.  In the years he owned and operated the Hemlock Cottage which he loved, he took joy in meeting so many people with whom he made lasting friendships.  Everyone that knew him liked him as he was a special man.


Survivors include the love of his life his wife Carole A. (nee Bires) to whom he was married 58 years, their beloved daughter Julie Duensing of North Ridgeville, his wonderful grandchildren Corey and Carter Duensing and Sophia Duensing, and his great granddaughter.


In addition to his parents, Blair was preceded in death by his sister Phyllis Hillis and brothers Gayle and Ned Hodgson.


At Blair’s request, there will be no visitation or service.


Arrangements entrusted to the Andras Crematory & Funeral Home, Lorain.