Obituary Notices and Memorials


BLACKER, Claude Allen
BLACKER, Claude Allen Lost a courageous battle with cancer on May 1, 2013. Claude had a quick wit and encyclopedic knowledge. He was a proud union steward and aerospace engineer at Lockheed Martin and Computer Science Corporation(CSC). He went on to work for the Calif. Dept. of Corrections as a teacher, mentor and was considered to be the 'heartbeat of the institution'. At his retirement party, Claude stated 'every single one of us is special and we all have something to contribute to this world.' Upon his passing, the State of Calif. flew the flag at half mst for the week in his honor. He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

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