A. Chandler Schmalz ’45

A. Chandler Schmalz ’45 died June 23, 2013, in Conyers, Ga. He was born in Dedham, Mass., on June 30, 1924, and graduated from Dedham High School. He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute while in the Navy and Boston University Medical School for one year after Bowdoin, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. He earned a master’s degree from Middlebury College in 1951, where he was an associate professor, and a doctorate from the University of Virginia in 1954. He taught chemistry and coached baseball at Bolles Military Academy, then worked as a research chemist for thirty-six years at Hercules Inc., patenting many new products that are still used today in man-made fibers and papermaking chemistry. He authored Studies in the Phenothiazine Series and was published in journals of chemical and organic chemistry. He served to first lieutenant in the Navy during World War II and was awarded a Commendation Ribbon. He enjoyed gardening and was a member of the Azalea Society for many years. He was an active member in the Episcopal Church and later the Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife of twenty-four years, Gail Hopkins Schmalz; sons William Drew Schmalz and Robert Chandler Schmalz; stepsons Gregory Graham Cowan and Mark Randal Cowan; stepdaughter Claudia Cowan Thompson; and ten grandchildren. He was predeceased in 1988 by his first wife, Jane Isaac Schmalz, to whom he was married for nearly 41 years, and by his sister, Nancy Schmalz Barlow.

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