George Norris Bollenback, former Professional Member of IFT and Chair of the Carbohydrate Division in 1985, died on January 7, 2004, in Brooklyn, N.Y., at age 85. He worked as a microbiologist and biochemist with the Sugar Association in Washington, D.C., for 25 years. From 1970 to 1973, Bollenback developed soybean food sources for U.S. AID in India. A graduate of Iowa State University, he wrote The Development and Trends in the Sweetener Industry, a book about the effects of sugar on the body, which was published in 1976.
Thomas Nelson Blumer, Emeritus Member, died on March 3, 2003, in Raleigh, N.C., at age 88. He had been a member of IFT since 1958. He received his B.S. in animal husbandry from Pennsylvania State University in 1939 and his Ph.D. in food technology from Michigan State University in 1954. He joined the Dept. of Animal Industry at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, as Assistant Professor, after having served as a Meats Specialist with the National Live Stock and Meat Board (1941–42) and with the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps (1942–45). He joined NCSU’s newly formed Dept. of Food Science as a full Professor in 1961, retiring as Emeritus Professor in 1980. He was a teacher and researcher, best known for research which involved various aspects of the ham-curing process, including preservation and quality characteristics, as well as basic and applied problems related to the quality and palatability of beef and pork.
He received the F.C. Vibrans Senior Scientific Award sponsored by the American Meat Institute Foundation, the Reciprocal Meat Conference Award for Signal Service, the North Carolina Country Ham Producers’ Association Meritorious Service Award, and Gamma Sigma Delta’s Certificate of Merit.
James D. MacGillivray, Emeritus Member, died on May 10, 2003, in Lafayette, Ind., at age 89. After earning his B.S. in chemistry and bacteriology and his M.S. in food technology, both at Purdue University, he worked as a chemist for Ladoga Canning Co. and in sales and technical sales for Morton Salt Co., Wyandotte Chemical Corp., and Crown Can Co. He retired in 1977 after 16½ years as Midwest Regional Sales Manager of the Minute Maid Div. of Coca-Cola Co.
He joined the Great Lakes Section of IFT in 1946, then became a member of national IFT in 1957. In later years, he was a member of the Indiana Section.
John F. Mahoney, Emeritus Member, died on July 16, 2003, in Westfield, N.J., at age 85. After earning an S.B. degree in chemistry in 1938 and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry in 1941, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he joined Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, N.J., as Senior Chemist and progressed to Technical Director of the Merck Chemical Div. before retiring in 1969. An authority on the use of chemicals in foods, he published and lectured on the subject and served as a U.S. representative in several international meetings of the World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The author or coauthor of eight books and many articles, he played a leading role in founding the Food Chemicals Codex.
He joined IFT in 1953 and was an active member of the New York Section. He was a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists.
Robert T. Maleeny, Professional Member, died in January 2003. The founder and president of Flavor & Fragrance Specialties, Mahwah, N.J., which he created in 1983. He had worked in the flavor and fragrance industry since 1953, after graduating from Wagner College with his B.S. degree in 1952 and from St. John’s University with an M.S. in 1954, both in chemistry. He was a former president of the National Association of Fruits, Flavors and Syrups and a board member of the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association, served as president of the Chemical Sources Association, and was a professional member of the Society of Flavor Chemists. He had been an IFT member since 1955.
Frank E. Peters, Emeritus Member, died on November 12, 2002, in Australia at age 75. He graduated from Sydney (Australia) University with an Honours Degree in biochemistry in 1948 and began his working career as a chemist with the South Pacific Commission in New Caledonia, where he set up a laboratory to analyze indigenous foods for nutritional value. He received his Master’s degree in biochemistry at Sydney University, then moved to Purdue University, where he worked as the Indiana State Analyst while he completed his Ph.D. in human nutrition. As a State Analyst, he also undertook research in food irradiation, from which he published a number of papers. In 1960, he returned to Australia to become Assistant Director (Pharmaceutical Chemistry) of the National Biological Standards Laboratory. During this period, he set up a chemistry laboratory and initiated a draft of the Therapeutic Goods Act as well as preparation of the Code of Good Manufacturing Practice for Australia’s pharmaceutical industry. In 1969 he was appointed Commonwealth Government Analyst and, during this phase of his career, initiated the 1970 Market Basket Survey and set up the monitoring of imported/exported foods and drugs. He also represented Australia on a number of WHO, FAO, and Codex Alimentarius Committees. He retired in 1978 and began consulting on a wide number of issues relating to food and health, as well as lecturing in food and nutrition at the University of Canberra.
Peters was an active member of various professional associations and consumer groups. He was a Life Fellow of AIFST, a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Emeritus Member of the American Chemical Society, and Foundation Member of the Australian Nutrition Foundation. He became a member of IFT in 1957.
Richard A. Share, Professional Member, died on April 8, 2003, in Buffalo Grove, Ill., at age 53. He earned his B.S. degree in chemistry from Northern Illinois University in 1971 and spent a year as a high school science teacher before joining Kraft Foods, Inc. as a food technologist. For the remainder of his career, he worked at various companies as a sales representative. Eventually, he became President of Lifewise Ingredients, Inc., Lake Zurich, Ill., where he remained until his death. He joined IFT in 1977 and was a member of the Chicago Section.
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