The Newsletter of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell University Number 20, March 1977
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Cornell University Department of Chemistry Newsletter Number 20, March 1977
Many readers of the NEWSLETTER are most familiar with people who were active in the department through 2-4 decades. I am sorry to write that three people whom were known by many of you have died recently. On November 30, 1976, Fred "Dusty" Rhodes died in Deland, Florida. "Dusty" spent 43 years in chemistry and chemical engineering and retired in 1957. On January 15, 1977, Alfred T. Blomquist died after a lengthy illness. Al was 70 years old and had taught at Cornell from 1941 to 1971. The third to die recently was the widow of Peter Debye. Mathilde Debye lived to be 90 years old and died on February 11, 1977 here in Ithaca.