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Much, Dr. David H.Dr. David H. Much, 70, passed away peacefully in the presence of his wife and son on Monday, May 12th, 2014. Dr. Much was a Professor of Microbiology at Muhlenberg College where he was employed for the past 33 years. He received a B.S. in Biology from Temple University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Microbiology from Thomas Jefferson University. He was subsequently awarded a National Institutes of Health Fellowship in Immunology at New York University Medical School. He taught at Princeton University, Franklin and Marshall College and Texas Wesleyan University before coming to Muhlenberg in 1980. Dr. Much was a member of the American Society for Microbiology and a former congregant at Congregations Am Haskalah and Keneseth Israel. He was an avid tennis player, chess enthusiast and had a passion for travel, movies, and music of all kinds. He was an excellent dancer, played the guitar and was addicted to gadgets from watches to computers and everything electronic. He inspired and encouraged his students and brought laughter to everyone who knew him with his quick wit. However, above all, Dr. Much was devoted to his family and was a loving son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. Survivors: He is survived by loving wife of 43 years, Jane (nee Hersohn), son, Dr. Jason Much, daughter-in-law, Dr Daniele Rottkamp and grandson Nathan Much of Menlo Park, CA, nieces Barbara DeRicco of Chichester, PA, Marci Pinsky of Atlantic City, NJ, Francine Bright of Glen Mills, PA, nephews Richard Epstein of Wallingford, PA, Fredrik Much of Costa Mesa, CA as well as many great nieces and nephews. Services: A memorial service (Shiva) will be held at the family home at 7PM on Wednesday, May 14th. The family will be receiving visitors Wednesday 7-9PM at their home. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or the Cancer Research Institute, National Headquarters, 55 Broadway, Suite 1802, New York, NY 10006 or to Lehigh Valley Hospice, 2166 S. 12th Street, Allentown, PA 18103.
Published in Morning Call on May 13, 2014
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