C.Blaine Carpenter
1943 - 2020
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C. Blaine Carpenter, 77 of Gibsonia, passed away Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in UPMC St. Margaret. Born Jan. 21, 1943, he was the son of the late Charles B. and Marion Carpenter of Johnstown. Blaine was a graduate of Lindsay Wilson Jr. College, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Marshall University, and The University of Cincinnati, where he earned a Ph.D. in biology. As a biology professor, he first taught at Bethany College in West Virginia and later at Clayton State College in Georgia. He became an early advocate of Distance Learning and ultimately served as the Director of Educational Services at Georgia Public Broadcasting TV in Atlanta. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Order Fraternity and Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society. Blaine is survived by his wife of 48 years, Kathleen (Budzak), and he will be missed by many in the fellowship. Friends and relatives will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. Masks and social distancing required, no more than 25 people in the funeral home at a time. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.

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Published in The Valley News Dispatch on Sep. 20, 2020.
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October 3, 2020
Blaine was a consummate professional as my colleagues at Clayton State University witnessed his work. Extending far beyond the laboratory sciences where most of his students knew him, he was a university leader in driving the quest for student critical thinking outcomes. His eclectic leadership enhanced faculty groups through encouragement of research and discussion into cross-disciplinary activities fostering teaching and learning. Blaine’s non-linear approach into investigating contributions of scientific method and problem-solving/decision-making anticipated the flipped classroom and inroads in virtual learning. I am thankful for the opportunity to have worked with him and learned much. He is greatly missed!
Greg Kordecki
October 1, 2020
Dear Kathy,

I turned 80 this month, and in these years, I have found many friends and colleagues whose friendship I cherish. There is none whom I remember with greater fondness than Blaine. He was always eager to help, especially when there was a challenge that needed a creative solution. I think of him often, and I have missed seeing him since we retired.

Joan joins me in wishing you the best during these trying times. We would love to hear from you.

5710 Stagecoach Road
Rex, GA 30273
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Elliott McElroy
September 29, 2020
We just read about Blaine’s passing. So sorry to hear about this. We both fondly remember the pizza and movie nights at Tommie Deweese’s home with Jim and Julie McPhail and the other six of us. Those were some of our favorite memories. Our prayers are for God to comfort your heart and soul. Love,
Rob and Connie
Rob and Connie Taylor
September 21, 2020
He was a very dedicated, energetic, warm soul, who touched so many lives. He will be remembered as an incredible human being. May he rest in peace.
Kevin C Dolliver
September 20, 2020
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