Brother Blume passed away on May 2, 2013 at the age of 82. Originally from Wisconsin, he joined DKE while at graduate school at MIT, served in the US Navy on active duty and remained in the Naval Reserves until 1991.
Brother Blume worked for many years in the semiconductor industry in CA, designing microchips for companies such as Intel Corp. He led the team developing the 8748 and 8048 microcontrollers, which were among Intel's "hottest products" in the late 1970s.
Always an athlete, whether skiing, playing football, tennis or rugby, Mr. Blume went on to become a tennis official with the U.S. Tennis Association, refereeing matches on both coasts, the family said. In addition, in high school, he won the state chess championship and, as an adult, became a life master in bridge.