On March 16, Craig Blower, chief operating officer at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in San Diego, passed away after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 63. Blower started working at the Fleet in 1999, where he became a part of a strong and devoted team. He was also an integral member of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA). He enjoyed volunteering in the community for Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, Summerbridge San Diego, Rady Children’s Hospital, and Rotary Club of San Diego.
“Craig Blower was a superb museum executive and a great representative of the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center to the San Diego community and our colleagues at science centers and giant screen theaters around the world,” Jeffrey W. Kirsch, executive director emeritus at the Fleet, told the GSCA. “He even shared his personal battle against cancer via his blog, Get Fuzzy!, by making use of his uncanny ability to combine humor and wisdom to show that the human spirit and modern medicine can overcome various types of the big C in the foreseeable future. I know that Craig will be forever remembered for his goodness by all he touched. For me, personally, Craig was simply the finest person I have ever worked with and a true friend. While it pains me to think that he is no longer with us, thankfully his spirit will live on.”