FRANK S. FAWCETT

Frank S. Fawcett died peacefully at home on October 5, 2018. He was 98 years old.

Frank was born in Greenville, S.C. After living his grade-school years in rural North Carolina, he returned to Greenville to complete junior and senior high school. A scholarship allowed him to go to Furman University, where he became a member of the Chi Beta Phi scientific fraternity and the American Chemical Society. He received a B.S. in chemistry in 1940.

Frank worked for the Socony Vacuum Oil Company (now Mobil Oil) in Paulsboro, N.J. from 1940 to 1946 on aviation fuels and lubricants. In 1943 he married Laura Thomas, also of Greenville. He received a MS degree in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania in 1944, and a PhD from MIT in 1948. From 1948 to 1982 he worked as a research chemist at the DuPont Company's experimental station in Wilmington.

Frank had a brother and two sisters, now deceased, and is survived by his son, Frank Thomas, and daughter, Mary Louise. He enjoyed camping, canoeing and bicycling with his family and friends. He was an enthusiastic member of a friendly technical discussion group well into his eighties.

There will be a remembrance gathering for family and friends at the McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE on Thursday, October 18 from 11 am -12 noon.