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January 21, 2013 | Associated Press
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.
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January 22, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
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.
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January 31, 1996 | By Richard Jones, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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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.
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March 14, 1997 | By Herb Drill, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
NEWS
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.
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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.
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July 7, 2012 | By Julie Zauzmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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November 26, 2012 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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July 31, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
What Democrats? That was so Thursday night. Friday was the big move-in at the Convention Center for Sunday's start of the annual meeting of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry. Dems to Chems, with the Chems due here for five days. The AACC, with 18,500 attendees, is the second-largest show booked for the whole year, just behind the DNC. The group's leaders had to agree to push back their gathering, originally scheduled for last week, so the city could accommodate the Democratic National Convention, now being dismantled around town.
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January 22, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
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.
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November 19, 2015 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
Surely there are not many people who can say that they have contributed to the fight against cancer and to the art of fingerprint forensics. Throw in expertise with a fungus used to make Roquefort cheese, and almost certainly the number goes down to one: University of Pennsylvania chemistry professor Madeleine M. JoulliƩ. She is among the two winners of this year's John Scott award, a science prize given by the City of Philadelphia since 1822. The other winner is Temple University physics professor John P. Perdew, who developed a widely used computational method for predicting the properties of new materials.
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November 2, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Marie K. Hopkins, 84, of Bala Cynwyd, a chemist and later a data collector for the federal government, died Saturday, Oct. 17, of heart disease at Brandywine Assisted Living at Haverford Estates. She had lived at the facility for the last 16 months. Mrs. Hopkins was born in Plains, Pa., the daughter of Walter S. and Pearl Kownacki. She graduated in 1949 from Sacred Heart High School in Plains and four years later earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Misericordia University in Dallas, Pa. Her first job was as a chemist at the former Smith, Kline & French in Philadelphia.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 1, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
WHEN YOU WRITE about celebrities every day, it's not often that you get to write about geniuses. But once a year the MacArthur Foundation gives out its "genius" grants, and after we get over the heartbreak of again not winning (people think cracking wise on Kanye West is so easy), we like to mention the people who won. Newly minted "Black Panther" writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and "Hamilton" composer/writer/star Lin-Manuel Miranda are two of the bold-faced names on this year's list of 24. Each receive $625,000, paid out in quarterly installments over five years.
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October 2, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Leonard Markowitz, 86, of Huntingdon Valley, a chemist and later an aerospace engineer, died Monday, Sept. 29, at the Vitas Hospice at Nazareth Hospital of complications from a recent fall. Mr. Markowitz grew up in West Philadelphia and Wynnefield, and lived in the Philadelphia area all his life. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Temple University, where he majored in chemistry and minored in history. Mr. Markowitz worked in various capacities with Thiokol Chemical Corp., Radio Corp.
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July 24, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ralph Loucks Rogers, 92, formerly of Norwood, Delaware County, a retired research chemist, died Thursday, July 10, of heart failure at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind. He had lived at Peabody Retirement Center in North Manchester, Ind., since 2009. In 1996, he moved to Indiana to be near family. Born in Wilkinsburg, Pa., he lived in Pittsburgh until he was 9, when he moved to the Loucks family homestead and dairy farm in Scottdale, Pa. It was while working in the dairy that Mr. Rogers' lifelong interest in science was kindled.
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June 28, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Andrew J. Sullivan, 88, of Haddonfield, a retired research chemist and division director at Campbell Soup Co. in Camden, died Thursday, June 19, at the health-care facility Alaris Health at Cherry Hill of complications from an infection. During a 39-year career from the mid-1950s to the mid-1990s, Mr. Sullivan, known as "Jack," held several responsibilities at the Campbell Institute for Research and Technology. He was director of the division of flavor chemistry, the division of scientific resources, the division of technology assessment and acquisition, and the division of food science and technology.
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