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Obituary: Patricia Kay Blaine


November 5, 2018

Patricia Kay Blaine, 79, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 at home with family members in attendance.

Patricia (nee Kissling) Blaine was born in Springfield, Ohio. After being honorably discharged from the USAF in 1960, she lived in Florida, from 1992 to 2005 in Hildrizhausen, Germany before retiring to Pisgah Forest with her husband, Daniel Blaine in 2005.

In addition to being an outstanding runner and triathlete, she was the first American woman to bicycle into the former East Germany after the Berlin Wall came down. On Sept. 11, 2001 Pat’s flight from Germany to the...

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