David John BLOWER

May 12, 1947February 26, 2018

DAVID JOHN BLOWER, 70, passed away suddenly on February 26, 2018. David was born May 12, 1947 in Akron, Ohio, the eldest child of Basil and Jean Blower. He graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in Psychology. He then enlisted in the US Army, spending nearly three years in Berlin, where he met his wife, Elizabeth Claude Blower. Following his honorable discharge from the Army, David continued his academic studies at Stanford, where he received his PhD in Experimental Psychology. He then joined the US Navy, serving at NAMRL Pensacola, FL, NADC Pennsylvania, and Naval Research Center at the University of Central Florida, Orlando. He returned to NAMRL in 1988, retiring honorably from military service in 1994.

David was married to Elizabeth Claude Blower on September 14, 1973. He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Ariane, and brothers Michael and Anthony. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth, and his son Patrick and soon to be daughter-in-law Ashley. Surviving siblings are Elizabeth (Paul, Wigan, UK), Teresa (Grove City, Ohio), Richard (Mary, Reno, NV), Philip (Cynthia, Reno, NV) and Julia (Michael, Scottsdale, AZ). He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

He will be missed by the Berlin Bolos.

David spent his retirement years writing and publishing four books on Information Processing, the Principle of Maximum Entropy, and Bayes Theorem.


  • Memorial Service Monday, March 5, 2018

David John BLOWER

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Gail Higdon

March 5, 2018

Elizabeth, I'm so sorry for your loss of Dave. I have been thinking and praying for you. If you ever need to just talk, you know how to get in touch with me. May God give you peace and help you through today. Gail

Henry Eide

March 4, 2018

I am so saddened to hear about your loss of David, The Rig. Our Berlin years were a good experience for me and I have many found memories of my time and friends there. I am so grateful that I got to see and visit with you both this past May. It was nice to retell stories of good times in Berlin. Henry Eide "Opa"