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Obituaries

Obituary: Walter Partenheimer

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

 

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Credit: Mari Partenheimer
Walter Partenheimer

Walter Partenheimer, 78, died on Feb. 18 in Portland, Oregon.

“Walt was passionate about inorganic chemistry, music, nature, art, faith, and family. He was widely known for his expertise in catalysis of autoxidation reactions. His chemistry career included a postdoctoral position at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with Russell Drago, a faculty position at Clarkson College of Technology, and research at the Amoco Research Center and the DuPont Research Station. Upon retirement in 2005, Walt and his wife, Mari, moved to Portland, Oregon, to be near family and to enjoy the Pacific Northwest.”—Carl C. Wamser, friend and colleague

Most recent title: Senior research associate, DuPont Research Station

Education: BS, chemistry and physics, University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, 1963; PhD, organometallic/inorganic chemistry, University of Iowa, 1968

Survivors: Wife, Mari; daughters, Andrea, Sara, and Rebecca; three grandchildren

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