In Memoriam
UM Chapter

Occasionally the Chapter is informed of the death of an active member. We
hope to memorialize these members because of their exemplary service to
Chapter and to the Society through their active membership or through
their active participation in the activities of the Chapter.


Rane Curl (Elected by the MIT Chapter in 1951).
Ann Arbor

Dr. Curl was a very loyal member for almost 70 years. He is survived by
his wife, Dr. Alice Curl, who is also a scientist and an active member
of the Society.

Dr. Curl was about to celebrate his 90th birthday when he passed away. After
receiving both his Bachelor's and Doctoral degrees at MIT, Dr. Curl was
employed by Shell Development Corporation and the Technische
Hogeschool Eindhoven (Netherlands). He was appointed to the position of
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan
in 1964 and was promoted to full professor five years later. He retired
in 1997 as Professor Emeritus.


Charles (Tad) Smith (Elected by the Harvard University Chapter in 1962).
12/23/1936 - 8/25/2016
Ann Arbor

Dr. Smith was very inflential in the organization of the Chapter in the
1980s and early 1990s (along with his wife, Peggie Hollingsworth) and
was on the Chapter Council in the late 1980s.


Stanley Berent (Elected by the University of Virginia Chapter in 1976)
3/10/1941 - 8/25/2015
Ann Arbor

Dr. Berent was a faculty member in the Psychiatry and Neurology
Departments from around 1978 to his retirement around 2008. He was
Emeritus Professor from then on. He was a loyal member of Sigma Xi and
served on the Council and served as President from 2012-2013.


Bruce Graves (Life Member - Elected in 1964 by the Louisville Chapter)
12/7/1928 - 6/26/2015
Ypsilanti, MI

Bruce died of complications from vascular surgery. Bruce had many
interests. He had careers teaching and doing research in
electro-chemistry, after years as a scientific glassblower at Purdue. He
was active in the peace movement, particularly focusing on establishing
the possibility of conscientious objection to taxes for war. The latter
effort resulted in a case that reached the Supreme Court. He was an active
outdoorsman and environmentalist. Bruce is survived by wife Ruth; son
Keith with his wife Michelle and their sons Chris and Josh; daughter Lynn
and her husband Bob Morgan; and daughter-in-law Randi and her son Connor.
Jeff predeceased his father.


Eugene Glysson (Elected by UM Chapter in 1964)
1926 - 4/2/2014
Ann Arbor

Dr. Glysson joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in 1951.
During his career, he taught, directed summer surveying camps in Wyoming,
performed research on solid waste disposal and management, municipal
engineering, and water, wastes, and solid wastes engineering, served as
faculty advisor to UM's chapter of Chi Epsilon, and consulted for NSF,
WHO, and EPA. Named professor emeritus of the department of civil and
environmental engineering in 1995, he has more recently served on the
council of UM's chapter of Sigma Xi while continuing to maintain strong
support for UM's basketball team.

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