George L. Braude, 84, chemist, FDA official

July 04, 2002

George L. Braude, a retired organic chemist and former Food and Drug Administration Bureau of Foods official, died June 26 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Genesis Eldercare in Severna Park. He was 84.

Dr. Braude, a longtime Severna Park resident, was with the FDA from 1973 to 1983. He retired as chief of the chemical industry practices branch, and before that, he had been chief of the chemical technology division and physical sciences office.

He worked for W.R. Grace & Co. in Baltimore from 1959 to 1972 as director of special projects, manager of organic research and supervisor of process development.

Dr. Braude was born in Samara, Russia, and moved to Germany. He was raised in Berlin.

In 1942, he received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Vilnius in Lithuania. He earned two doctorates from the University of Halle in Germany, the first in organic chemistry and the second in economics.

He was married in 1949 to Monique Colsenet, who survives him.

Dr. Barude immigrated to Glens Falls, N.Y., in 1952, moved to Linthicum in 1956 and then to Severna Park.

He was a former president of the Maryland chapter of the American Chemical Society and a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He received the Award of Merit from the Maryland chapter of the American Chemical Society in 1968.

He was an avid skier and swimmer and enjoyed travel. He also was an opera buff.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Monday at Our Lady of the Fields Roman Catholic Church in Millersville.

He has no other survivors.

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