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John C. Siegle Sr. ’47

John C. Siegle Sr. ’47, January 6, 2013, in New Castle, Delaware. John received a BA in chemistry from Reed and a PhD in organic chemistry from Oregon State University. He served in the navy during World War II and taught chemistry at Reed and Purdue after the war. He worked for the DuPont Chemical Company, where he held six patents, retiring in 1985. John was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church and a member of the DuPont Country Club. Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Marilyn; two daughters and two sons; a stepdaughter; eight grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and a great grandson.

Appeared in Reed magazine: June 2013

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