Ruskin Longworth | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 19 | p. 37 | Obituaries
Issue Date: May 8, 2017

Ruskin Longworth

Department: ACS News
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Ruskin Longworth
Credit: Kim Longworth
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Ruskin Longworth
Credit: Kim Longworth

Ruskin Longworth, 88, died on March 26, 2016, in Wilmington, Del.

“Ruskin worked for DuPont for 28 years in Plastics Research, specializing in ionic polymers. He authored several publications, including two book chapters on ionomers. After retiring in 1985, Ruskin pursued his lifelong interests in gardening, sailing, poetry, books, music, and cooking. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, and his grandchildren, especially at the family vacation home in Chatham, Mass. Throughout his life, Ruskin brought his scientific bent to all his interests and endeavors. His last chemistry demonstration for his grandchildren, just a few months before his death, was ‘the cry of tin.’ ”—Kim Longworth, daughter

Most recent title: research chemist, DuPont

Education: B.Sc., chemistry, Southwest Essex Technical College and School of Art, 1950; Ph.D., chemistry, Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute and University of London, 1956

Survivors: wife, Joyce; daughters, Kim, Jennifer, Alys, and Monica Coyne; six grandchildren


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