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George Holt Blaustein ’68

Published in Nov. 7, 2001, issue

George died at home in Racine, Wis., on Feb. 27, 2001, after an 11-month battle with metastatic colon cancer. He was 55.

George was born in Brooklyn and came to Princeton from Erasmus Hall. At Princeton, he majored in architecture and was in Cannon Club. He received his master's in architecture from Syracuse U.

George was passionate about architecture and active in his community, serving as chairman of the Racine Landmarks Preservation Commission and many other architecturally related boards. He coached his children's softball and basketball teams and loved playing the piano. His greatest coup was saving a three-story, 4,500-sq.-ft. English Tudor home from the wrecking ball and making it his family's home.

His sense of humor was exquisite; a favorite word was "perf," followed by peals of laughter. His imitations of George of the Jungle were unsurpassed, and who can forget "Baldheaded Lena"?

Above all, George was unconditionally devoted to his family. Part of him remains; the children have all been blessed with their father's sense of humor. To George's widow, Debbie, and children, Jessica, Elizabeth, and George Jr., the class extends its deepest sympathies. We shall all miss this very special man.

The Class of 1968

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