Joseph M. Blackburn, MD, 90, of Blackburn Rd., Emporium, PA died at his residence on Friday evening (April 17, 2020). He was born May 24, 1929 in Danville, PA a son of the late Joseph and Ethel Morgan Blackburn. On September 10, 1955 in Schuylkill Haven he married the late Shirley Brown Blackburn.
Dr. Blackburn graduated from Bucknell University and then from Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He is survived by two daughters, Leslie Blackburn, Berryville, VA and Sharon Blackburn, Wilton NH; and one son, Joseph Blackburn, Ambler, PA; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Suzanne Blackburn, Emporium.
In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by A brother, Allen Blackburn, DDS,
There will be No Visitation. A Meeting for Worship will be held at a later date to be announced by the Barnett Funeral Home 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA. Burial will be in the Sanford Cemetery, Emporium, PA
In lieu of flowers memorial Contributions may be made to Dunnings Creek Quaker Meeting House, c/o Marcia Rogish, 800 Preston St., Apt. #1, Bedford, PA 15522 or to Emporium Rotary Club, c/o Northwest Savings Bank, 2 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA 15834 or a charity of the donors choice.
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