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passed away Sunday, October 10, 2021 at the age of 92.

Loving husband of the late Rosemary Blackwell (nee Gallagher); dearest father of Richard (Mary) Blackwell Jr. and Thomas (Laura) Blackwell; dear grandfather of Anne (Clinton), Richard III, Daniel, Sarah Jane, Thomas Jr. and Sarah Elizabeth; dear great-grandfather of Rosemary and Samuel; dear brother of Mary Lou (Patrick) Hengst and late Ronald (Mary Margaret) Blackwell; our dear uncle, cousin and friend to many.

Prof. Blackwell taught Philosophy at St. Louis University for 40 years, including a 10 year term as holder of Danforth Chair in the Humanities; recipient of the Nancy McNair Ring Outstanding Faculty Award; author of several books and numerous articles.  His academic interests were Philosophy of Science, History of Science, and the intersection between Science and Religion.

The family wishes to thank the many healthcare professionals who cared for him in his later years, Good Samaritan Senior Care, and most especially his care provider Fredrick.

SERVICES: Funeral Mass Friday, October 15, 2021 10:00 am St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church. Interment Resurrection Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Louis University. Visitation Thursday, October 14, 5:00 – 8:00 pm at KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois Rd.