Dr. Glen Gordon, UM professor of chemistry, diesServices...


January 16, 1992

Dr. Glen Gordon, UM professor of chemistry, dies

Services for Dr. Glen E. Gordon, a prize-winning chemist and professor at the University of Maryland, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Northwood Presbyterian Church in Silver Spring and at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the chapel on the university's College Park campus.

Dr. Gordon died Monday of pneumonia at a hospital in Washington. He was 56.

He joined the College Park faculty in 1969 and became known first for studies in nuclear fission and then for his use of nuclear techniques of chemical analysis to identify air pollutants.

The American Chemical Society gave him an award in 1977 for nuclear applications in chemistry and had chosen him for an award this year for creative advances in environmental science and technology.

He was co-author of a college textbook on environmental chemistry and also a program for high school use.

The Washington Academy of Sciences gave him an award for science teaching in colleges, and he also received awards for faculty excellence in teaching and advising in the colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

He had served as acting associate dean of the Graduate School for Research, acting director of the Maryland Water Resources Research Center and as a member of the executive committee of the Campus Senate.

He had also received several fellowships and had served on study groups of the state, the National Science Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency. He participated in radio and television discussions of the greenhouse effect and stratospheric ozone.

Born in Keokuk, Iowa, but reared in West Point, Ill., he was a graduate of the University of Illinois and earned his doctorate in nuclear chemistry at the University of California at Berkeley under Nobel Prize winner Glenn T. Seaborg.

He taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before joining the Maryland faculty.

In addition to the American Chemical Society, he belonged to the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies.

Dr. Gordon was also an elder at the Northwood Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, the former Constance Herreshoff; a daughter, Christine Gordon of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a son, Karl Gordon of Annapolis; his mother, Sara Gordon of Gaithersburg; and two grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Glen Gordon Memorial Scholarship that has been established at the UM College of Life Sciences.

Leonard S. Frank

Box company president

Services for Leonard S. Frank, president of a family-owned corrugated box manufacturing company, were held yesterday at Sol Levinson & Bros. funeral home.

Mr. Frank, who was 70 and lived on Copperfield Road in Pikesville, died Monday at Sinai Hospital of respiratory illness.

He was president of Sig. G. Frank and Bros., which had been started by his father in 1915. He had joined the company after doing an apprenticeship at a box company in New York City.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1939 graduate of Forest Park High School, where in addition to his studies, he played football. He had a lifelong interest in sports. and was a founder of the Summit Country Club.

He served in the Navy during World War II, first attending Miami University in Ohio and then serving as a sonarman on amphibian planes based in the Azores.

Mr. Frank is survived by his wife, the former Annette Scherr; two daughters, Nancy Carp and Ellen Frank, both of Pikesville; two brothers, Dr. Frederick Frank of Woodside, Calif., and Donald Frank of Baltimore; three sisters, Ethel Spiegel and Johanna Safer, both of Coral Gables, Fla., and Adele Cohen of Baltimore; and one grandson.

Lucy M. Horne-Driver

Medical technologist

A memorial service for Lucy M. Horne-Driver, a medical technologist, will be held at 3 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center in Columbia.

Ms. Driver, who had lived in Columbia for 22 years, died of cancer Jan. 9 at the Joseph Richy Hospice in Baltimore. She was 53.

Born in Ansonville, N.C. she moved to Baltimore as a child. She graduated as valedictorian from Dunbar High School in 1956 and received a degree in pre-medicine from Howard University in 1960. She later attended Manhattan Medical School in New York City and the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where she earned certification as a medical technologist.

From 1962 to 1964, she was a supervisor of lab procedures at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. For the next 16 years, Ms. Driver was a medical technologist at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Baltimore. The last three years, she worked with Roche Biomedical in Baltimore.

Ms. Driver was a charter member of Columbia United Church of Christ, an ecumenical congregation involving the Church of the Brethren, United Church of Christ and the Disciples of Christ.

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