If you have an ACS member number, please enter it here so we can link this account to your membership. (optional)

ACS values your privacy. By submitting your information, you are gaining access to C&EN and subscribing to our weekly newsletter. We use the information you provide to make your reading experience better, and we will never sell your data to third party members.



Herschel G. Grose

by Susan J. Ainsworth
July 15, 2013 | A version of this story appeared in Volume 91, Issue 28

Herschel G. Grose, 91, an emeritus professor of chemistry at Marietta College, in Ohio, died on Dec. 30, 2012, in Canton, Ohio.

A native of Scircleville, Ind., Grose earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and mathematics from Indiana Central College (now the University of Indianapolis) in 1942 and then enlisted in the Navy. During World War II, he served 18 months in the Pacific Theater as a radar officer aboard the submarine U.S.S. Tinosa. Grose received a Ph.D. in chemistry from Indiana University in 1951.

After a brief stint as a research chemist at DuPont, he joined the Marietta faculty in 1953. He served as chair of the chemistry department for 25 years before retiring in 1985. Later, he taught chemistry at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio. He was an emeritus member of ACS, joining in 1942.

While serving in the Navy, Grose received a letter of commendation from Admiral Chester Nimitz for his outstanding service during a special mission near Okinawa, Japan.

He is survived by his children, Suzanne Glendenning, Steven, David, Sandra Kelley, Gregory, and Bonnie Eigel. His wife of 46 years, Charlotte, died in 1990.

Obituary notices of no more than 300 words may be sent to Susan J. Ainsworth at and should include an educational and professional history.


This article has been sent to the following recipient:

Chemistry matters. Join us to get the news you need.