Rick Blazek, LCC ’77, LCC ’78, passed away surrounded by his family on April 5, 2021.
He was a lifelong student and teacher who enjoyed nothing more than caring for others and empowering them to live life to the fullest. He inspired people in their walk with God, visited with the sick and suffering, and organized the best VBS programs.
His wife, Joy (Webb), LCC ’77, remembers him as a kind and gentle man, full of endless empathy and generosity. He also had an amazing and unique sense of humor. Later in life, Rick earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science and was a beloved college professor in Springfield, IL, for many years. He spent his final years teaching computer science at Florida International University. Rick was a friend to all mankind.