In Memoriam - Alumni & Friends

The Department of Chemistry fondly remembers those alumni who have passed away since 2017.
(Please note: this list may be incomplete.)

Ronald Tracy Adams (MS, ’66), August 14, 2017

Nancy (Armstrong) Aldrich (MS, '49), May 13, 2018

Harry Ray Beilfuss (PhD, '52, Snyder), February 14, 2017

Dale C. Blomstrom (PhD, '53, Adams), August 3, 2017

Elizabeth Sonneman Blythe (BS, '60), November 11, 2019

Irma Jane (Rau) Bolam (BS, ’51), January 12, 2018

James Alan Bonham (PhD, '66, Beak), July 30, 2020

Kenneth Wayne Boyer (MS, '71; PhD, '74, Laitinen), June 20, 2020

Warren W. Brandt (PhD, ’49, Smith), July 4, 2017

Alan Richard Branfman (MS, '70; PhD, '73, Rinehart), February 5, 2019

Irwin Brink (PhD, ’57, Wall), June 23, 2017

William Giering Britton (MS, '47), March 30, 2019

Robert E. Burge Jr. (BS, ’48), September 30, 2017

Lila Pearl Burgess (BS, ’47), March 10, 2018

Stephen Norman Chesler (MS, '69; PhD, '71, Juvet), November 10, 2019

Wilmon Blackmar Chipman, Jr. (PhD, '60, Marvel), April 18, 2020

Larry William Clark (PhD, ’70, Nishida), July 25, 2017

Minor Jesser (Jud) Coon (PhD, '46, Rose), September 5, 2018

Harry Norman Cripps (PhD, ’51, Marvel), December 7, 2017

LouAnn Cruz (PhD, '96, Sweedler), May 4, 2019

Glenn Wherry Cullen (MS, ’54; PhD, ’56, Moeller), January 23, 2017

William Toole (Bill) Curless (BS, '49), November 2, 2018

George John Cvejanovich (BS, '48), June 29, 2019

Danica "Dana" Dabich (PhD, '60, Vestling), June 20, 2020

Rachel (Kopel) Dare (MS, '49), October 11, 2018

Beverly Bruce Daszkiewicz (BS, '64), September 22, 2019

Randal Lee Decker (BS, '78), September 22, 2019

William Goman "Bill" DePierri Jr. (PhD, '57, Marvel), March 15, 2020

John Edward Devries (PhD, '1944, Smith), July 1, 2019

Bodie Douglas (PhD, ’49, Bailar Jr), March 24, 2018

Richard James Douthart (PhD, '68, Bloomfield), February 5, 2019

Palmer Dyal (PhD, '59, Hummel), August 7, 2018

Norman Williston Earle (BS, '49; MS, '50), February 20, 2020

John Figueras (MS, '50; PhD, '52, Leonard), July 4, 2019

Verlin W. Foltz (BS, '53), May 30, 2018

Ralph A. Gardner-Chavis (BS, ’43), March 27, 2018

Jan (Fox) Geldermann (MS, '46), August 21, 2018

Nicholas John (Nick) Goetzinger (BS, ’55), November 6, 2017

Roland Joseph Grishaber (AM/MA, '52), October 18, 2018

William Henry Gumprecht (BS, '53), May 3, 2019

Henry Kingston Hall Jr. (Phd, '49, Frank), October, 25, 2018

Geoff Todd Halvorsen (BS, '04), February 12, 2020

Robert Nelson Hammer (PhD, '54, Audrieth), September 14, 2020

Kenneth William Hanck (MS, '66; PhD, '69, Laitinen), November 28, 2019

Robert Junior Harder (PhD, '56, Curtin), November 22, 2019

Patrick Thomas Hardesty (PhD, '80, Faulkner), September 10, 2019

Harold Hart (BS, '41), November 17, 2019

Gordon E. Hartzell (PhD, '58, Marvel), April 20, 2019

Allan Stuart Hay (PhD, ’55, Leonard), August 14, 2017

Yngve Gustav Hendrickson (PhD, ’55, Curtin), October 26, 2017

Jean Cecelia Hoverson (BS, '52), January 5, 2019

James Edward Huheey (MS, '59; PhD, '61, Moeller), February 4, 2020

George Everett Inglett (BS, '49), September 7, 2020

Paul Raymond Jones (PhD, '56, Fuson), January 3, 2019

Catherine Williams Kallal (MS, '46), November 4, 2018

Chester Eugene Kean (BS, '48), July 26, 2020

Ellen Ann Keiter (PhD, '86, Brown), December 10, 2019

David B. Kellom (postdoctoral fellow, 1952-53), June 21, 2017

Robert Hollis Kerr (MS, '69), December 16, 2019

Edward Henry Kidera (BS, '51), June 20, 2019

James Herbert Klug (PhD, '70, Applequist), November 18, 2019

Charles Ronald Kutal (MS, '68; PhD, '70, Bailar Jr.), August 29, 2019

Rex Devon Lindsay (BS, '47), April 18, 2019

Thomas A. Linn, Jr. (MS, '57), November 30, 2018

John Clark Lorenz (PhD, '51, Snyder), May 23, 2020

Wanda (Quick) McPhee (BS, ’40), July 22, 2017

Steven William Moje (PhD, '74, Beak), November 2, 2019

Harold Wesley Moore (MS, '61; PhD, '63, Snyder), September 27, 2019

Duane Francis Morrow (PhD, ’57, Leonard), November 18, 2017

Benjamin "Ben" Mosier (PhD, '57, Laitinen), April 10, 2020

Franklin E. Mumford (PhD, '51, Fuson), December 17, 2018

Nils Keith Nelson (MS, ’47; PhD, ’50, Adams), July 13, 2017

Clark Edward Niss (BS, '56), February 28, 2019

Mark Otho Oster (PhD, 65, Hager), July 31, 2019

Harry Lyle Pardue (PhD, '61, Malmstadt), May 30, 2020 

George William Parshall (PhD, '54, Fuson), July 28, 2019

Charles Robert Payet (MS, '68; PhD, '70, Beak), August 1, 2020

Alberta S. Perkins (BS, '57), November 27, 2019

Lorraine Mary Pettigrew (MSTC, '58), September 14, 2019

Steve John Pistro (MS, ’78), June 13, 2017

James C. Pritchard (BS, '54), December 8, 2018

Michael Rettig (PhD, '67, Drago), October 17, 2018

Shirley Rittenhouse (BS, '50), May 17, 2019

Edward McCreery Roberts (BS, '50), December 7, 2019

John R. Rogers (PhD, '60, Marvel), October 15, 2018

Robert John Rolih (BS, '50), December 20, 2018

Wolfgang Manfred Schubert (BS, ’41), November 19, 2017

John William Sellers (BS, '42), March 13, 2019

Yoder Fulmer Shealy (PhD, '49, Fuson), July 3, 2019

Gradus Lawrence Shoemaker (MS, '47; PhD, '49, Leonard), December 24, 2018

Carolyn "Connie" Jean Springborn, July 22, 2020

Robert C. Springborn (BS, '51), January 21, 2018

Harlow Baker Staley (BS, 48), December, 2019

Leon Harry Steinberg (BS, ’50), January 4, 2018

Doris Stoermer (BS, '90), June 28, 2020

Richard Alan Strehlow (MS, '53; PhD, '57, Swann Jr.), February 5, 2019

Ruth (Bowman) Swenson (MS, ’47), March 5, 2018

Rolf Szybilski (BS, '50), October 16, 2018

Melvin Tecotzky (MS, '48; PhD, '53, Moeller), July 7, 2018

Kenneth Donald Walter (BS, '51), August 14, 2018

Barbara H. Weil (MS, '51; PhD, '53, Marvel), August 16, 2018

Kenneth Wayne Whitten (PhD, '65, Drago), April 8, 2020

Kenneth Charles Williams (PhD, '66, Brown) February 16, 2019

Sanford Tyler Young (BS, '58), April 13, 2020