Claude Duwayne Blakeslee
On December 28, 2017 the world lost a honest, kind, intelligent man and a life-long teacher.
Claude Duwayne Blakeslee was born February 6, 1928 in Denver, Colorado to Theresa and Claude Henry. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 1/2 years, Barbara, his children Daryl, Steven and Claudia, his grandchildren Jonathan and Jessica, and his nephew David.
When he was 15 he moved from Denver to Richmond, CA with his Mother and brother Rod. He graduated valedictorian from El Cerrito HS. He joined the Air Force in 1946 and was stationed in Panama as a photographer. He graduated from SF State with a degree in Mathematics and teaching credential. He taught at Benjamin Franklin Jr. High in San Francisco for 6 years, including Lux Labs and then at Mills HS in Millbrae where he taught both math and electronics, until he retired in 1987. He loved teaching and was always very proud of all his students.
Claude was an amateur licensed ham radio operator for over 50 years - WB6GHZ. He spent many happy hours talking to other hams locally and around the world. He was a member of SIRS and enjoyed their monthly meetings and lunches. He looked forward to attending Senior Focus with his friends.
Please join us in a celebration of his life on Saturday, January 20th at 11am at Chapel of the Highlands, Millbrae.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Glide Memorial, 330 Ellis St., SF 94102.