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February 7, 2004
On February 6, 2004, CECIL RANDOLPH SMITH, loving husband of Donna Smith, beloved father of Stanley Smith, David Smith and Carolyn Smith and adoring grandfather of Zachary Smith and Madeleine Smith. An internationally recognized researcher in his field of organic chemistry, his research work in the areas of unusual lipids, Alkaloids and other natural products was published in ca 165 papers in refereed journals. This work done largely from 1956-85 at the northern regional research laboratory of the USDA and emphasized biologically active compounds, especially antitumor agents and non-toxic pest control agents.
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February 7, 2004
On February 6, 2004, CECIL RANDOLPH SMITH, loving husband of Donna Smith, beloved father of Stanley Smith, David Smith and Carolyn Smith and adoring grandfather of Zachary Smith and Madeleine Smith. An internationally recognized researcher in his field of organic chemistry, his research work in the areas of unusual lipids, Alkaloids and other natural products was published in ca 165 papers in refereed journals. This work done largely from 1956-85 at the northern regional research laboratory of the USDA and emphasized biologically active compounds, especially antitumor agents and non-toxic pest control agents.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | September 8, 1998
Robert Charles Tompkins, a Towson resident and retired scientist who studied fallout from nuclear weapons testing for the Department of Defense, died of cancer Sunday at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 74.A native of Bucyrus, Ohio, Mr. Tompkins majored in chemistry at Ohio State University, graduating in 1944. Mr. Tompkins worked as a research chemist at Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio, before doing graduate work at University of Chicago.In 1949, Mr. Tompkins moved to Baltimore and began working as physical scientist at the Army Nuclear Defense Laboratory in Edgewood.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | September 8, 1998
Robert Charles Tompkins, a Towson resident and retired scientist who studied fallout from nuclear weapons testing for the Department of Defense, died of cancer Sunday at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 74.A native of Bucyrus, Ohio, Mr. Tompkins majored in chemistry at Ohio State University, graduating in 1944. Mr. Tompkins worked as a research chemist at Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio, before doing graduate work at University of Chicago.In 1949, Mr. Tompkins moved to Baltimore and began working as physical scientist at the Army Nuclear Defense Laboratory in Edgewood.
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January 26, 2005
On January 23, 2005, ERNEST F. PRATT, beloved father of Lois P. Dyer; devoted husband of the late Yolanda Pratt. He was born in 1914 on a dairy farm in Webster, WI, he worked his way through college earning a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Redlands in CA, a Masters Degree from Oregon State College and a Ph.D. from University of Michigan in 1942. He worked three years as a Research Chemist at Hercules Powder Co. in DE and joined the Chemistry faculty at University of Maryland in College Park in 1945.
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March 15, 2006
MARY H. FLETCHER, 93, of Annapolis formerly of Cambridge passed away on Monday, March 6, 2006 at her residence. She was born on October 6, 1912 in Cambridge and was a daughter of the late Frederick H. and Mary Yerbury Henry Fletcher. She attended school in Cambridge and the Hannah More Academy and then earned degrees from Hollins College and the University of Chicago. Miss Fletcher was a chemist who spent most of her working career in the Washington area. She worked twelve years with the U.S. Bureau of Mines, and twenty five years with the U.S. Geological Survey.
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January 10, 1996
Gilbert W. Castellan, 71, UM chemistry professorGilbert W. Castellan, professor emeritus in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Maryland College Park, died of cardiac arrest Jan. 3 at his Silver Spring residence. He was 71.In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Castellan held several administrative positions at UM, including associate dean of the graduate school and associate chairman of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He also chaired a committee that proposed the Center for Environmental and Estuarine Studies' Horn Point Environmental Laboratory in Cambridge.
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November 1, 1992
Dr. David B. Clark, the first chairman of the neurology department at the University of Kentucky and a former associate professor of neurology and of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University, died Sept. 13 at the University of Kentucky Hospital after heart surgery.A memorial service for the 78-year-old Lexington, Ky., resident will be offered at 11 a.m. today at the recital hall of the university's Singletary Center for the Arts there.He came to Hopkins in 1947 as an intern, served as a resident in medicine and began teaching neurology in 1949.
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December 25, 1990
A memorial service for Dr. George Entwisle, a retired medical researcher and former professor at the University of Maryland medical school, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Towson Presbyterian Church.Dr. Entwisle died yesterday at Union Memorial Hospital from the complications of a stroke. He was 68.Born in Bolton, England, he emigrated to Boston with his parents as a boy. Dr. Entwisle attended the University of Massachusetts and received his medical degree from Boston University.
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June 15, 1993
Carl W. Watchorn, a retired electrical engineer and expert on the economics of power generating systems who had worked for a Pennsylvania utility headquartered in Baltimore, died June 8 at Northwest Hospital Center in Randallstown. He was 93.Mr. Watchorn had lived in the Fairhaven Retirement Community in Sykesville for about seven years.He worked for the General Electric Co. and the New York Edison Co. before moving to the Baltimore area in the late 1920s to work for the Pennsylvania Water and Power Co.In 1940, he became a registered professional engineer in Maryland.
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