Dr. Raymond Radosevich, a resident of Albuquerque for over 40 years, died peacefully on May 27 after a long battle with cancer. He was 85 years old. He is survived by Alice, Carol, Dora and his son, Reed, daughter, Andrea and her four children, Meir, Reuven, Ben and Ahuva.
Radosevich spent most of his 35-year career as an academic professor in the field of business management and entrepreneurship. From 1985 to 1988, he served as the dean of the Robert O. Anderson Schools of Management at UNM. In 1980, he was the principal investigator of a National Science Foundation Grant to establish the UNM Technology Innovation Program, Inc., for which he was the president and chair of the Board.
In 1980, Radosevich became an investor and member of the founding Board of Directors of Dakota Resources, Inc. He was a director at VAWTPower, Inc., and Pulse Systms, Inc. He was also on the boards of many companies including Charter Bank, CryoFuel Systems, Quasar International and Exogen, Inc.
Radosevich planned and assisted in launching Albuquerque's first incubator, the New Mexico Innovation Center. He served on the DOE Technology Transfer Field Task Force. He was a strategic partner with Valley Ventures and Verge. He spent considerable time helping others promote their projects and businesses and was the author, co-author or editor of 10 books and monographs.
Radosevich earned four degrees including a Ph.D. at Carnegie-Mellon University. He also attended and played tennis for the University of Minnesota and was an accomplished tennis player having won the Minnesota state championships. Besides tennis, Radosevich enjoyed skiing, hiking, traveling, reading and spending time with his grandchildren, whom he passed on his love of nature and national parks. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.