Clark Bublitz, PhD, born December 8, 1927, died February 23, 2022
Clark Bublitz, PhD, was born in Merrill, Wisconsin, the son of Clark and Florence Bublitz. He graduated from Pillsbury Military Academy in Owatonna, Minnesota. He entered the U.S. Army at the end of World War II, and was stationed in Rome, Italy.
He returned to the country after the war and entered the University of Chicago where he earned a PhD in biochemistry. From there, he spent a year as a post-doctoral fellow at the Max Plank Institute in Germany under a future Nobel Prize recipient, Feodor Lynen, PhD.
Clark then became an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore, Maryland, where he met his wife, Deborah Bublitz, MD, who was a third-year medical student at the time. They were married June 1, 1958. After a year at St. Louis University in Missouri, he accepted a position at the University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver, Colorado, where he remained until his retirement.
He is survived by his wife, Dr. Deborah Bublitz; five children—Nancy Dyer, PhD (Michael), Susan Schooleman (Bill), Philip Bublitz (Rebecca Lowery, MD), Caroline Emsermann, PhD (Markus Emsermann, PhD), and Elizabeth Bublitz; eight grandchildren—James, Stephen and Richard Dyer; William, Gretchen and Miles “Milo” Schooleman; Max and Adam Bublitz.
In addition to his research, Clark was an avid hiker, tennis player and Green Bay Packers Football fan.
Burial will be at Ft. Logan Cemetery, 1 p.m., Monday, March 14.