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Celebration of Life for Emeritus Professor John Blasingame

Nov 14, 2016

Emeritus Associate Professor of Business John Blasingame passed away on Nov. 7, 2016. He brought a practice-based knowledge to his courses in organizational behavior and strategy in the Eberhardt School of Business for 17 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, in Rawlinson Hall at Paradise Valley Estates in Fairfield (2600 Estates Dr, Fairfield, CA 94533). Those who wish to do so may make a contribution in his memory to his favorite charities, Collabria Hospice or the Alzheimer's Association of Solano County.

Blasingame joined the faculty of the Eberhardt School of Business (then named the School of Business and Public Administration) in 1982. Prior to moving into academia, he worked as a production supervisor Western Electric Co. Inc. in Houston for many years. He was well versed in organizational development techniques and conducted several management training programs in transactional analysis, time management and human behavior in organizations, and has written several articles on issues in these areas. He also participated in the SBPA Small Business Development Program. 

He was well regarded and respected by his faculty colleagues and was known for being a true gentleman and quiet leader on campus. Blasingame placed a tremendous effort into his teaching and was an advocate for real-world learning of his students. He retired in 1999. In later years, he was active with Collabria Hospice in Napa Valley and was instrumental in raising thousands of dollars in support of Alzheimer's research and treatment.

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