One donor's story: John Blankush

  • Duluth
  • Eyes
  • Deceased Donor: 2009

John Blankush was a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend.  Professionally, he was a life-long educator, working both as a vocal music teacher and principal.

John was a man of few words.  He led by example.  He was pragmatic- busy, active and practical.  John was an outdoorsman especially enjoying golf and canoeing in the BWCA.

“You Do Well What You Do Often”

“That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.
Who has gained the respect of intelligent men and women and the love of children.
Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task.
Who leaves the world better than he found it, who has never lacked appreciation of Earth’s beauty or failed to express it.
Who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.”

John Blankush