Christopher “Chris” Garth Bublitz

Christopher “Chris” Garth Bublitz, 73, of Dorena, OR formerly of Alaska passed away June 25, 2020. Chris was born December 29, 1946 in Brookings, SD to parents Richard and Sybil (Norfolk) Bublitz. He graduated from the University of Alaska with a master’s degree in Biological Oceanography. He served in the United States Marines as an Electronics Technician, and he received the National Defense Metal. Chris worked as an Oceanography Researcher at the University of Alaska, a quality control manager at Alaska Pacific Seafoods, and a seafood inspector at the US Department of Commerce. Chris married Elaine Glavin May 31, 1975 in Bowling Green, OH. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing. Chris is survived by his wife of 45 years Elaine; daughter Alicia Bublitz (Erik Rau); daughter Erin Inwood (Benjamin); son Brian Bublitz (Tabitha Laseter); brother Timothy Bublitz (Barb); sister Prudence Lay (Tim); and six grandchildren. A private service was held. Please send memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association at, or you call 1-800-diabetes. Arrangements in the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel, Cottage Grove, OR.