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Passing of Earl Wehry

Dear Chemistry Community:

Earl WehryIt is with sadness that I have to announce the passing of Earl L. Wehry, Emeritus Professor in Chemistry.  Earl was born in 1941, received his B.S. in Chemistry from Juniata College and a PhD in Chemistry from Purdue.  He joined the faculty of the University of Tennessee in 1970 and rose through the ranks achieving Full Professor in 1977.  He retired in 1996 after 26 years of loyal and productive service to the Department of Chemistry, the College and the University.  During his career at UT, he mentored 19 students to the PhD and 5 students to MS degrees.  He was recognized for his research contributions in Analytical Chemistry with a Chancellor’s award for Research and Creative Achievement and Science Alliance Awards throughout their existence.  He published more than 110 research papers in refereed publications as well as several monographs associated with various spectrometric methods of analysis.  He was known nationally as an expert in phosphorescence and fluorescence spectroscopy.  There is no information on services at this time.

The memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, January 20th starting at 10:30 AM in 511 Buehler Hall. An agenda is being developed, but after hearing from friends, colleagues and mentors, we will provide lunch so we can continue to share stories. Please mark this important event on your calendar and plan to attend if possible.

Chuck Feigerle
Professor and Head
Department of Chemistry
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-1600

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