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STANLEY J. RIMSHAW

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RIMSHAW, STANLEY J. - passed away at his home in Farragut, April 29. He was born November 11, 1918, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His parents, Samuel Rimshaw and Francis Andrewskevich, emigrated from Lithuania. He graduated from Cambridge Ridge and Latin School and entered Harvard University in 1936. He graduated from Harvard in 1940 with a BS degree in chemistry. He worked at Dupont Chemical Company until 1943, when he was recruited to join the Manhattan Project in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He worked as a chemist at the X10 plant until the completion of the Manhattan Project. He continued to work at Oak Ridge National Lab after the war doing research on radioisotopes for medical use. In 1972, he was granted at a US patent for a method to produce and recover cesium-137. He retired from ORNL in 1984. He spoke five languages, including Russian, and translated or authored more than a dozen books. He was an avid hiker throughout most of his life and well into his '70s. He climbed peaks in the Appalachians, the Rocky Mountains, and Sierra Nevada. He also completed long distance walking tours in Europe. He was active in community affairs and a long time member of the Concord-Farragut Republican Club. He was a devout Catholic all his life and attended St. John Neumann's Church in Farragut. He married Hulon Owens of Montgomery, Alabama, in 1945. They lived in Loudon, Tennessee, and Oak Ridge until her death in 1992. In 1993 he married Dr. Teresa Willett of Philadelphia, Tennessee. The two made their home in Farragut, Tennessee. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Teresa Rimshaw of Knoxville; brother, Father Joseph Rimshaw, Melbourne, Florida; sister, Helen Chapin of Austin, Texas; daughters, Anne Morgan, Brentwood Tennessee, Mary Rimshaw, Nashville Tennessee; and son Frank Rimshaw of Knoxville; grandchildren include Dave Morgan, Brentwood, Brian Morgan, Carrolton, Texas, Megan Mason, Knoxville, Emily Richards, San Diego, California, and Dennis Rimshaw, Knoxville. Masses will be offered in his remembrance at St. John Neumann's Church. His ashes will be buried at Oak Ridge Memorial Gardens.
Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on May 3, 2014
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