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George S. Patterson

by Susan J. Ainsworth
March 8, 2010 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 88, ISSUE 10

George S. Patterson, 62, a professor in Suffolk University’s department of chemistry and biochemistry, died on Oct. 24, 2009, of cancer in Boston.

Born in Moline, Ill., Patterson earned a B.S. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 1969 and a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in R. H. Holm’s group before joining the Suffolk faculty in 1974.

Patterson was department chair, taught general chemistry, and served as a freshman adviser. He was a member of ACS, joining in 1969.

He is survived by two nephews, Brian and Bradley; and a stepniece, Elaine Knowles. He was predeceased by his parents and brother, Jim.

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