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Herbert Brook Chermside ’60

Herbert Brook Chermside ’60, June 22, 2006, in Richmond, Virginia, following a stroke. Chuck attended Reed for three years before serving with the U.S. Marine Corps. He received a BA from San Francisco State University in psychology in 1967, and in 1968 married Linda L. Hillebrand; they had three sons. For several years, he worked as research project leader at the Institute of Chemical Biology at the University of San Francisco, then as coordinator at Synergistic Research Systems in San Francisco, before moving to Virginia. He received an MA in higher education administration from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1980, and was a PhD candidate in policy studies. Chuck retired in 2004 from his position as director of the Virginia Commonwealth University Sponsored Programs Administration; he was appointed director emeritus. He was also executive director for the Research Administrators Certification Council. For 25 years, he worked with Boy Scouts troop 840 in Bon Air and at Blue Ridge Mountains Boy Scout Reservation in Pulaski County. His interests also were in gardening, making furniture, and ballroom dancing. Survivors include his wife and sons, two grandchildren, his father, and two sisters.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2006

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