Phillip Blair, age 73, of Silver Spring, MD died on August 10, 2016 after a sudden illness. Born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Phil graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School in 1960. In 1965 he graduated with a B.S. in Physics from Kalamazoo College and in 1966 he received a B.S.E. (EE) from the University of Michigan. In 1967 he received an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Phil enlisted in the Navy and upon graduation and entered active duty in January of 1968. He was selected to be on Admiral Hyman G. Rickover's staff of nuclear engineers located in Washington D.C. After his service he worked at Arthur Anderson consulting firm in Washington D.C. completing a CPA during his time there. He was Vice President and Division Controller for the Marriott International. He became Senior Vice President/Corporate Controller of The Artery Organization in Bethesda Maryland in the 1982. In 1993 he became the CFO for the National Association of Home Builders. His final position, which he took in 1997 as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, was at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He retired in October, 2015 as its Chief Operating Officer He has been in a loving partnership with Dawn Dwyer for the last 16 years. Phil was married for 34 years to Ginny Wilkes Blair; their marriage ended in an amicable divorce. In addition to Dawn and Ginny, Phil is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Bethany and Scott Champ of Chandler, Arizona and Aimee and Dale King of Greenville, South Carolina, 4 grandchildren, Asa and Vivien Champ and Taylor Blair and Dillon King, and a brother and sister-in-law David and Marylin Blair of Florida. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 17, 2016 in the sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Rd, Oakton, VA 22124. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in his memory to the American Association for the Advancement of Science at the following link http://www.supportaaas.org/BlairMemorial.