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Remembering Professor Emeritus Harry Blecker: Founder of UM-Flint Chemistry Department

  • January 27th, 2011 By: UM-Flint News

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Professor Blecker came to UM-Flint in 1957 as assistant professor, was the founder of the Department of Chemistry.

Pioneering faculty member, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry Harry Blecker, Ph.D., passed away on Monday, January 24, in Frankfort, Michigan at the age of 83.

Professor Blecker came to UM-Flint in 1957 as assistant professor, was the founder of the Department of Chemistry, and also served as Chair from 1965 to 1974 and 1981 to 1982.  He was promoted to associate professor in 1961 and to professor in 1967.  He retired as of May 31, 1989.

Professor Blecker’s funeral will be held Saturday, January 29 at 11 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Frankfort, Michigan (955 James Street).  Another service will be held in the spring.  Arrangements have been made by Jowett Family Funeral Homes in Frankfort.  The family has requested that those desiring to show their condolences make contributions to the Harry H. Blecker Scholarship Fund at the University of Michigan-Flint.

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