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Herschel Gene Grose

January 3, 2013
The Marietta Times

Herschel Gene Grose, 91, of North Canton, passed away on Sunday (Dec. 30, 2012) at Aultman Hospital in Canton. He was born in Scircleville, Ind. on Feb. 1, 1921, to the late Herschel Kenneth and Anna Myrtle (Heaton) Grose. Herschel graduated cum laude from Indiana Central College in 1942. He joined the U.S. Navy during World War II, received training at Princeton University, and attended radar school at MIT where he met Charlotte Wilson while she was serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. They were married on April 14, 1944. During the War Lieutenant Grose served 18 months in the Pacific Theater as radar officer aboard the USS Tinosa, a Gato Class Submarine. He received a letter of commendation from Admiral Nimitz for excellent maintenance of secret electronic equipment used in a special mission near the Island of Okinawa. After the war, Herschel received his Doctorate Degree in Chemistry from Indiana University. Dr. Grose was a research chemist for DuPont and then joined the faculty at Marietta College as a chemistry professor in 1953. During his 32 year tenure at Marietta College, he served as Chairman of the Chemistry Department for 25 years, retiring in 1985. Once retired, he relocated to North Canton, and at the age of 84 he returned to teaching chemistry at Walsh University for 2 years. His professional publications have appeared in the Journal of the American Chemical Society of which he was a member.



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