January 21, 2013 |
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - A chemist at a state crime lab tampered with drug evidence, authorities said Sunday in Massachusetts, where another chemist at a different lab was accused last year of faking test results in a scandal that threw thousands of criminal cases into question. Sonja Farak of Northampton, who works at a lab in Amherst in Western Massachusetts, removed a substance from a case file that tested positive for cocaine and replaced it with one that did not test positive, state Attorney General Martha Coakley said.
January 22, 2016 |
Robert A. Klinger, 70, of Broomall, a chemist and amateur historian, died Monday, Jan. 18, of respiratory failure at Bryn Mawr Terrace. Born to Blanche and Robert Klinger in Norristown, he graduated from Springfield High School in Delaware County in 1963, and later enrolled in Delaware Valley College in Doylestown. He served in the Navy aboard the Du Pont, a destroyer, during the Vietnam War. After his military service, he enrolled at Widener University. He graduated with honors in chemistry and biology.
January 31, 1996 |
John T. Taylor, 68, of Paoli, who worked as a chemist for nearly four decades, died Monday at the Main Line Nursing Home in Malvern. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Taylor was a graduate of Northeast Catholic High School. After serving in the Navy during World War II, he enrolled at Temple University. Upon graduation, he became a chemist for Rohm & Haas Co. He worked there for 39 years. Mr. Taylor lived in Malvern for 32 years. He was a member of the Paoli Presbyterian Church, the Waynesboro Country Club, and the American Chemical Society.
November 11, 2010
Carl Patrick Richardson, 79, of Lawnside, a former chemist for the Defense Logistics Agency in South Philadelphia, died from complications of diabetes on Thursday, Oct. 21, at Manorcare Health Services in Voorhees. A Philadelphia native, Mr. Richardson attended the city's Benjamin Franklin High School, where he was on the basketball team. After graduation, he majored in science at Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Fla. In 1954, Mr. Richardson enlisted in the Army and worked as a physical activity specialist, while also playing basketball in the United States and overseas, his daughter Greer said.
July 8, 2012 |
Blaine M. Sutton, 91, of Hatboro, a chemist who helped develop a groundbreaking treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, died Saturday, June 30, at Abington Hospice at Warminster. Dr. Sutton was the primary researcher on a team that found in 1972 that oral administration of gold could halt the progression of arthritis in children and adults. Though the discovery of a more effective gold injection and other drugs later made Dr. Sutton's therapy less common, he is recognized as an influential arthritis researcher.
December 2, 2010
Josephine E. Pasternak, 89, of Lester, a retired chemist who earned a degree from Temple when she was 60, died Friday, Nov. 26, at the Silver Stream Center, a nursing facility in Spring House. In the 1950s and '60s, Mrs. Pasternak worked in pharmaceutical research at Smith, Kline & French Laboratories in Philadelphia. Before that, she was a waitress at now-defunct Linton's Restaurants and a drugstore soda jerk. Mrs. Pasternak was the eighth of nine children born to Polish immigrants who settled in Lester.
March 14, 1997 |
Clifford Samuel Brenner, 74, of Hatboro, a retired textile chemist who had received the Lions International's highest award for community service, died last Friday at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. Mr. Brenner, a Hatboro resident for 43 years, had served the Willow Grove Lions Club in many capacities and had been region and zone chairman and a cabinet secretary for Lions International. At the time of his death, he was vice district governor of District 14-R in Montgomery County.
October 1, 2010
Harry F. Mason, 89, a retired analytical chemist, died of prostate cancer, Saturday, Sept. 25, at Grand View Hospital in Sellersville. For 43 years, Mr. Mason was a chemist with Rohm & Haas in Bridesburg. "He was renowned for his technical expertise, intricate computer programs, and clever practical jokes," a colleague, Catherine Hunt, said. After retiring at the end of 1991, Mr. Mason served as an auditor for Hilltown Township. A native of Toledo, Ohio, Mr. Mason earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Hiram College in Ohio.
January 12, 2012
James Francis Doherty, 58, of Horsham, a chemist and church volunteer, died of lymphoma Saturday, Jan. 7, at Abington Memorial Hospital. Since 1981, Mr. Doherty worked for Penn Color Inc. in Hatfield, a manufacturer of colorants, inks and coatings. As a technical manager, he helped develop new products for customers and gave presentations throughout the United States and in Europe and China. Before joining Penn Color, he was a chemist with American Cyanamid Corp. Mr. Doherty grew up in Wilmington and, as a teenager, became an Eagle Scout.