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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 26, 2012 |
Elizabeth M. Haines, 98, a former Moorestown resident and research chemist before women generally landed such jobs, died of heart failure on Nov. 8 at Medford Leas, a retirement community where she had lived for 28 years. Mrs. Haines was one of the first women to work for the DuPont Co. as a research chemist. She was descended from William Matlack, who landed in Burlington in 1677. He became a farmer and landowner with a wife and nine children. Born in a home on Moorestown's Main Street in 1914, Mrs. Haines told family she could recall the predawn procession of horse-drawn farm wagons, laden with tomatoes, en route to the Campbell Soup Co. factory in Camden.
June 10, 1991 |
Richard B. Conlan Jr., 75, a former chemist and Democratic committeeman in Bridesburg, died Saturday at Northeastern Hospital of Philadelphia. Mr. Conlan lived his entire life at his family home in Bridesburg. He attended All Saints School, Northeast Catholic High School and Drexel University before graduating from St. Joseph's College in 1941. After a brief tenure as a teacher at South Catholic High School, now Bishop Neumann High School, Mr. Conlan became a registered professional chemical engineer in 1942 and joined the Barrett Co., which Allied-Signal Inc. later bought.