Kalamazoo Section of the American Chemical Society
We are a dynamic and visionary organization committed to
improving people’s lives in our community through the
transforming power of chemistry. We strive to advance
the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the
benefit of Kalamazoo, Allegan and Van Buren counties.
Kalamazoo area chemist and WMU alumnus Douglas Rector
passed away on 21 June 2016.
Donald Eugene Harper passed away 5
May 2016. Next year would have marked his 50th anniversary as a
member of the American Chemical Society.
Bob Garlick passed away on 27 March 2016. Bob,
along with his son Neil, used to help at our Chemistry Day at the
Museum; in 2003 they received the Section Volunteer award for
Long-time teacher, chemist and KACS
member Wally Hines
passed away on 31 October 2014. He contributed enormously to
the chemistry community as the director of chemistry labs at
K-College, a 67-year member of the ACS, as well as holding
various positions within the local section. Whatever Wally did
he pursued with a passion.
Louis L. Skaletzky, 81, a retired organic
research chemist, died on May 25 at Bronson Methodist Hospital
in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Skaletzky's colleagues remember him as
a skilled and determined chemist. His family describes him as
a devoted father and a quiet soul who had a passion for
Caron passed away on 6 July 2014. He has a long
history in Kalamzoo and with the Kalamazoo ACS section. He was
a faithful attendee of meetings and events up until he was no
Struck passed away on Thursday 6 March 2014. He
was a long-time section member as well as holding many position
at The Upjohn Company, an insitution of Kalamazoo's
history. During World War II, William helped determine the
structure of what became known as the “wonder
passed away on Saturday 16 November 2013 at the age of 81. His
legacy as a chemist and teacher will be remembered fondly.