David Straus | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 5 | p. 37 | Obituaries
Issue Date: January 30, 2017

David Straus

Department: ACS News
Keywords: obituaries, ACS News
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David Straus
Credit: Courtesy of the Straus Family
A photo of David Straus.
 
David Straus
Credit: Courtesy of the Straus Family

David Straus, 84, died on June 11, 2015, in Gardiner, N.Y.

“One of David Straus’s principal achievements was to apply his knowledge of chemistry to the nascent field of environmental science, beginning in the late 1960s. In addition to teaching biochemistry, he taught environmental science for 30 years. He maintained a leadership role in multiple community-based environmental organizations until his death in 2015. David represented the Mid-Hudson Section as the councilor for many years and attended all ACS national meetings.”—family of David Straus

Most recent title: associate professor, State University of New York at New Paltz

Education: B.A., chemistry, Reed College, 1953; Ph.D., biochemistry, University of Chicago, 1960

Survivors: wife, Harriett; daughter, Lisa; sons, Lee and David; and eight grandchildren

 

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