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Bob Blackburn
Birth: Oct. 14, 1924
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Jan. 8, 2010
King County
Washington, USA

Sports Broadcaster. He was the broadcasting voice of the Seattle SuperSonics of the National Basketball Association from 1967 to 1992. He began his career in California where he earned a broadcasting degree from the University of Southern California before moving to the Pacific Northwest in the early 1950s. He was the host of "Sports Den," Portland, Oregon's first live locally produced sports show featuring scores and celebrity interviews. Over the next two decades he became the region's preeminent sports broadcaster as both the play by play announcer for the Portland Beavers minor league baseball club and the voice of college football and basketball at Oregon State University in Corvallis. In 1967 he was hired by the expansion Seattle SuperSonics from over 100 applicants, where he did radio and television broadcasts for the next quarter century. He was the announcer during the Seattle SuperSonics 1979 NBA championship over the Washington Bullets, Seattle's only modern day professional sports title. In 2001 he was inducted into the Washington Sports Hall of Fame, and the following year he received a similar honor as an inductee into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame. (bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) 
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  Patricia Joan Hardin Blackburn (1927 - 2016)*
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Sunset Hills Memorial Park
King County
Washington, USA
Plot: Sunset Mausoleum
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Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
Record added: Jan 08, 2010
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