June 1, 1928 – February 8, 2013

Thomas Aquinas College mourns the passing of Mr. John W. Blewett, who died on Friday, February 8, after a protracted illness. An emeritus member of the Board of Governors, Mr. Blewett served as a vice president of the College for 18 years until his retirement in 1997. He is also the father of three Thomas Aquinas College alumni, Katharine (Masteller ’82), Margaret (Wall ’82), and Paul (’85); the father-in-law of Michael DeTar (’80); and the grandfather of Joseph DeTar (’11) and Mary Colette (’11), Michael (’13), and AnnaMaria Masteller (’16).

Please pray for the repose of his soul, as well as for the consolation of his wife, Barbara, and their children and grandchildren.'

Funeral arrangements:

  • Rosary: Friday, February 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel, followed by an all-night vigil
  • Funeral Mass: Saturday, February 16, 10:00 a.m. in Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel (extraordinary form)
  • Graveside service: Immediately following the Funeral Mass, Santa Paula Cemetery (procession will leave the College)
  • Luncheon: St. Joseph Commons, after the graveside service (1:30 p.m.)