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Frank C. McKay ’49

Frank C. McKay ’49, February 11, 2005, East Greenbush, New York, following a brief illness. Frank earned an bachelor's degree in chemistry from Reed, and an MA from Wesleyan University in general chemistry in 1951. In 1946, he married Ida Ames; they had three children. Frank was a research chemist at the Sterling Winthrop Research Institute in Rensselaer, New York, retiring from that company in 1985 as senior research chemist. He was a member of the American Chemical Society. Interests outside of his research were varied, and included membership in the Henrik Hudson Male Chorus, the East Greenbush United Methodist Church Choir, and the Schodak Town Park Committee. He also volunteered with the New York State Museum in Albany, and with the Boy Scouts of America. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Army, and was a member of the 907 Signal Company. Survivors include his wife, two sons and daughter, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. His sister, Bernice McKay Brooks ’39, also graduated from Reed.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2005

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