Emery John Gorondy ’64

Emery John Gorondy ’64 died on September 8, 2003, in Wilmington, Delaware.

Born on April 22, 1940, in Debrecen, Hungary, he prepared for college at Escuela Industrial de San Miguel in Argentina and attended the Universidad de Buenos Aires in 1958-59. He studied at Bowdoin in 1960-61 as a Bowdoin Plan student sponsored by the Sigma Nu Fraternity and then attended the University of Maine from 1962 to 1967, receiving a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering in 1965 and a master of science degree, also in chemical engineering, in 1967. In 1975, he received a master of business administration degree from the University of Delaware, attending classes at night while working for E. I. Du Pont de Nemours Company, doing research and process development for the dye and chemicals, electronic, and specialty chemicals divisions. Through the years, he worked at the Chambers Works facility, the Experimental Station, and the Chestnut Run and Jackson Laboratory locations. He was granted 22 patents and retired as a senior engineering associate. Surviving are his wife, Dr. Susan Collins Gorondy, whom he married in 1982; a son, John E. Gorondy of Wilmington; a daughter, Elizabeth I. Gorondy of Wilmington; his mother, Ethel Gorondi; and three brothers, Alexander Z. Gorondi ’62 of La Palma, Argentina, Pedro Gorondi, and Juan Gorondi.