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Obituaries

Obituary: Kirby V. Scherer Jr.

by Linda Wang
June 22, 2019 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 97, ISSUE 25

 

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Credit: Courtesy of Andy Scherer
Kirby Scherer

Kirby V. Scherer Jr., 82, died on Feb. 15, 2018, in Hockessin, Delaware.

“Kirby was a professor and research chemist. He taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Southern California and worked at the DuPont Experimental Station. He was a member of the Harvard Alumni Association, USC Faculty Association, American Chemical Society, and Sierra Club. He was an ACS member for 43 years and an active member of the fluorine division. Chemists will remember his research contributions, such as Scherer’s radical, which is still widely used and studied today. He was a devoted member of ACS, and it isn’t a coincidence that one of his sons bears the initials ACS.”—Andrew C. Scherer, son

Most recent title: Research chemist, DuPont

Education: BS, chemistry, 1958, and PhD, chemistry, 1963, Harvard University

Survivors: Daughters, Annye Bone and Nancy Connolly; sons, Andrew and Peter; stepchildren, Danica Hymen, David Hoos, Jennifer Siegel, and Tommy Siegel; 6 grandchildren

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