In Memoriam: Bruce Blomstrom

The USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology mourns the loss of Bruce Blomstrom, a member of the Board of Councilors.

The USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology mourns the loss of Bruce Blomstrom, a member of the Board of Councilors.

“Bruce was extraordinary in every way, including during his battle with Parkinson’s.  We can all celebrate a Life Well Lived,” said Shari Thorell, chair of the Board of Councilors.

Most recently, Blomstrom served as president of the Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative and continued as a director of the Pasadena Angels, a chapter which he founded. He also served as a director or advisor for the Southern California Biomedical Council, the USC Pacific Asia Museum and the Pasadena Symphony.

From 1962-1964 Blomstrom was an MIT Fellow in Africa serving as assistant secretary in Uganda’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry.  He has also held senior management positions in the US,  Japan and South Africa with Libby, McNeill & Libby, Abbott Laboratories, Fresenius Medical Care, UniHealth, Sunrise Medical, Whittaker Corp and Alpha Therapeutics.

He received bachelor’s and master’s  degrees from MIT and he remained active in local MIT committees and also served as a director of the school’s Alumni Board. He is survived by his wife Anne and their children and grandchildren.

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