Robert Lee Bluntzer

AGS member Robert Lee Bluntzer, age 83, passed away on December 2, 2016. AGS extends condolences to the Bluntzer family.  More information can be found here

In 2006 Bob wrote an AGS Bulletin paper about his work on the water well on the Texas State Capitol grounds. Click here to see the paper. In addition, Bob wrote some important reports on groundwater resources while at the Texas Water Development Board, including TWDB Report 339: Evaluation of Ground-Water Resources of the Paleozoic and Cretaceous Aquifers in the Hill Country of Central Texas.

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Bob Bluntzer, P.G. was a member of the Austin Geological Society for many years and during that time was an officer and participated in society meetings and field trips.  We have known each other since our days in Geology School at University of Texas at Austin and later worked for the Texas Water Development Board.    Since our retirement from the State of Texas, we worked together as Consulting Geologist on several geologic projects in Central Texas.    Bob gave me a copy of the Travel Guide of a West Texas Trip to Big Bend National Park and McDonald Observatory that he prepared in 2006 for the UT QUEST Organization that he and his wife, Jo, participated in for many years.  His daughter, Alice Ley, and son, Peter Bluntzer, as well as, UT QUEST approved and encouraged making this Travel Guide available to those who wish to download it.   Bob’s research of geology, water resources, and history of the towns and counties along the route are worthy of being shared with others.

Thank you, Bob.      

James W. Sansom, Jr., P.G. 

The guidebook can be accessed below:


William Leroy "Bill" Rader

AGS member William Rader passed away July 23, 2016. AGS extends condolences to the Rader family and also to his son and AGS member Bill Rader. Click here for more information.