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Paul G. Schrader ’44

Paul Gordon Schrader ’44, April 8, 2002. Paul received his bachelor’s degree from Reed in chemistry, and continued his education at Oregon State University, receiving an MS in organic chemistry in 1945. In 1948 he married Edith May DeMartini, and they had two children. His career as a research chemist at Dow Chemical Company in Pittsburg, California, extended from 1945 to 1981. Paul was an inventor with numerous patents in the field of phenolic resins, which included the nose cone formulation for the Explorer spacecraft. For 40 years he was a choir member and soloist for the Antioch United Methodist Church, and enjoyed classical music and opera. Other interests were reading, woodworking, and photography. He was a devoted and loving member of his family, humble, with a wry sense of humor, and with strong personal determination and integrity. He is survived by his wife, his son and daughter, three grandchildren, and a sister.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2003

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