Ju­dith Black­burn, UM Foun­da­tion of­fi­cial

Baltimore Sun - - OBITUARIES - — Fred­er­ick N. Ras­mussen

Ju­dith S. Black­burn, for­mer trea­surer and chief fi­nan­cial of­fi­cer of the Univer­sity of Mary­land Foun­da­tion and an as­sis­tant vice pres­i­dent in the univer­sity’s de­vel­op­ment of­fice, died of a stroke Aug. 22 at NewYork Methodist Hospi­tal in Brook­lyn, N.Y. She was 74. Dr. Black­burn, a Home­land res­i­dent, was vis­it­ing rel­a­tives in New York City when she was stricken, said a step­son, David H. Black­burn of Mont­clair, N.J.

The daugh­ter of John Ste­wart, pres­i­dent of the Macken­zie Muf­fler Co., and Jean Ste­wart, a home­maker, Ju­dith Ste­wart was born in White Plains, N.Y., and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, where she grad­u­ated from Board­man High School.

She was a 1964 magna cum laude grad­u­ate of Vas­sar Col­lege and in 1971 earned a doc­tor­ate in bio­med­i­cal phys­i­ol­ogy from New York Univer­sity.

In1989, Dr. Black­burn re­ceived a master’s de­gree in busi­ness from what is now Loy­ola Univer­sity Mary­land. Fam­ily mem­bers noted that she grad­u­ated with a per­fect grade-point av­er­age and was a mem­ber of the Je­suit Honor So­ci­ety while also be­ing a sin­gle mother with a full-time job.

She be­gan her ca­reer at the Univer­sity of Mary­land in 1979 and played a crit­i­cal role in de­vel­op­ing the univer­sity’s fi­nan­cial and fundrais­ing op­er­a­tions.

At the time of her re­tire­ment in 2013, she was trea­surer and chief fi­nan­cial of­fi­cer of the Univer­sity of Mary­land Foun­da­tion and as­sis­tant vice pres­i­dent in the univer­sity’s de­vel­op­ment of­fice.

Dr. Black­burn had been a mem­ber of the board of Friends Re­search In­sti­tute and the In­sti­tute for In­te­gra­tive Health.

She was an avid gar­dener and a mem­ber of the Roland Park Gar­den Club. She en­joyed at­tend­ing the opera and the­ater, play­ing ten­nis and read­ing.

Her hus­band of 29 years, the Rev. James C. Black­burn, an Epis­co­pal priest who had been a pas­toral as­sis­tant at the Epis­co­pal Church of the Redeemer, died in May.

A memo­rial ser­vice will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 24 at the Epis­co­pal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St.

In ad­di­tion to her step­son, she is sur­vived by a son, Jonathan S. Busky of Brook­lyn, N.Y.; two other step­sons, John C. Black­burn of Easley, S.C., and Paul B. Black­burn of Hood River, Ore.; a brother, John M. Ste­wart of Washou­gal, Wash.; a sis­ter, Sandy S. Shasby of Iowa City, Iowa; and six grand­chil­dren.

An ear­lier mar­riage to Dr. Stephen M. Busky ended in di­vorce.

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