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This personal fundraiser is to help cover funeral expenses and outstanding medical costs for the family. The family also requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Glenn's charity of choice: Doctor's Without Borders.

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Cristiane Livsey

Glenn VanBlaricom

April 16, 1949 - December 24, 2020

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of our friend, colleague, and mentor, Glenn VanBlaricom. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. So many have been impacted by his life. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

Glenn obtained his BS degree from the University of Washington in 1972 and a PhD from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 1978. He joined the University of Washington as part of the United States Geological Survey Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in 1993 and retired from USGS on June 1, 2017. Glenn’s contributions to science spanned an incredibly broad range of ecosystems. From the kelp forests of the Channel Islands...  see more
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  • Shannon McCluskey
    I met Glenn as many of his former students did: by persistently contacting him until he invited me to sit down in his office. And so began a journey of mentorship, friendship, and collaboration. Long before officially becoming a graduate student of...  more
  • Mitch Dennis
    Only had the pleasure to meet Glenn once for a black abalone recovery meeting on San Nicholas Island. It was definitely a few wonderful days out there. Mostly want to say that they had a wonderful tribute for Glenn at today's virtual 2021 Sea Otter...  more
  • Susan Wang
    I was blessed to have Glenn as one of my graduate advisors at UW - I so appreciated his kindness, support, and encouragement through my grad years. He took the time to get to know each of us and truly cared. He also had a huge influence on my career path...  more
  • Dan  Richards
    Glenn was always a kind and very thoughtful biologist and conservationist. Thinking of him often as we work to save black abalone impacted by the debris flows in the fire zones. Miss you Glenn.
  • Aaron Galloway
    Glenn took me in to his lab to start my PhD in 2007 after several years of my repeated attempts (and failures) to find funding. I will be forever grateful to Glenn for taking a chance on me. He was a very kind man. This quality was very welcome in a...  more
  • Heather Smith
    I was in Glenn's lab from 2002 to 2009, and am so thankful that he welcomed me into his lab family. I couldn't believe my luck when he arranged for me to start fieldwork and sample collection the summer before I arrived at UW. And what a fun start to...  more
  • Amanda Bradford
    I completed both my Master's (2003) and PhD (2011) degrees with Glenn as my major advisor. I spent a lot of time with Glenn during those years in various states of academic, personal, and professional growth - at times I was open and receptive to his...  more
  • Mike Kenner
    SNI adventures with Glenn
  • Mike Kenner
    I met Glenn in 1984 when he interviewed me for the field tech position at the USFWS sea otter program in Santa Cruz. We worked together there until Glenn moved to UW in the early 1990s, but continued to cross paths during low tide series at San Nicolas...  more
  • Tony Orr
    I was a doctoral student of Glenn's in the 2000s, however he welcomed me to his lab meetings long before I was a student. From the beginning of our relationship, I was always impressed how articulate and knowledgeable Glenn was on so many subjects. He...  more
  • Teresa Mongillo - NOAA Federal
    Glenn took me under his wing at the end of my undergraduate days and supported me as one of his graduate students at UW from 2006 - 2009. My time spent in his lab created so many amazing memories and it felt like family. He was my advisor, my mentor, my...  more
  • John Ugoretz
    It was my immense pleasure to work with Glenn during his visits to San Nic between 2009 and 2017. He was a great naturalist, colleague, mentor and friend. His good nature, wit, and gentle presence will be sorely missed.

    • John Ugoretz
      Brianna Blaud JOHN!!! I have thought about you a lot, especially after you left you position on San Nic. I would love to connect again because I have a gift for you. (Spoiler alert, it is not a lobster.) And, that is one of my favorite memories on the Island - you...  more
      • January 21, 2021
  • Cristiane Livsey
    Cristiane Livsey added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Glenn VanBlaricom:
    He taught me everything I know about black abalone, San Nicolas Island & so much more!
  • Cristiane Livsey
    Letter signed by Glenn that I received in Brazil when I was 17 years old. I had written to the Society of Marine Mammalogy to express an interest in a career in marine mammals. Glenn was Chair of Membership at the time. What a surprise when I later...  more
  • Cristiane Livsey
  • Cristiane Livsey
    I was a Master's student in Glenn's lab from 2005-2008. Glenn made the lab a home - the environment was one of friendship, collegiality and mutual help. I cherish those friendships to this day. It was largely to Glenn's credit that he chose "good...  more
  • Melissa Neuman
    We will always cherish our memories of our work together on San Nicolas Island & beyond. Kris- our heartfelt condolences to you and please know that you are not alone in your grief. There are so many of us whose lives were touched by Glenn and we are...  more
  • Cristiane Livsey
    Cristiane Livsey added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Glenn VanBlaricom:
    Was this when we were waiting for the tsunami???
  • Cristiane Livsey
    Cristiane Livsey added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Glenn VanBlaricom:
    Anything for data!
  • Cristiane Livsey
    Cristiane Livsey added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Glenn VanBlaricom:
  • Cristiane Livsey
    Cristiane Livsey added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Glenn VanBlaricom:
  • Cristiane Livsey
    Cristiane Livsey added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Glenn VanBlaricom:
    Good times in NicTown!
    Celebrating the successes!
    My last trip with Glenn to San Nic: January 24, 2020.
    Glenn and a stubborn, sleepy friend :)
    The best Black Abalone Recovery Team Meeting ever!
  • Cristiane Livsey
    Cristiane Livsey added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Glenn VanBlaricom: