Obituary: Harold G. Weiss | August 7, 2017 Issue - Vol. 95 Issue 32 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 32 | p. 36 | Obituaries
Issue Date: August 7, 2017

Obituary: Harold G. Weiss

Department: ACS News
Keywords: ACS News, obituaries
Harold G. Weiss
Credit: Courtesy of John Beard
Photo of Harold G. Weiss.
Harold G. Weiss
Credit: Courtesy of John Beard

Harold G. Weiss, 94, died on March 31 in Santa Monica, Calif.

“In 1966, Hal founded West Coast Technical Services, the first analytical lab in the U.S. to have an instrument that could do combined gas chromatography and mass spectrometry. He retired after selling West Coast Technical Services in 1984, but he stayed in touch with all his ACS friends. He saw the world through the eyes of chemistry. He loved life to the end.”—John Beard, son-in-law

Most recent title: founder, West Coast Technical Services

Education: B.S., chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, 1947

Survivors: daughter, Sheryl (Weiss) Beard; son, Michael; four grandchildren

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