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Sheppard, William
William J. Sheppard, age 86, passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017. He was born in Boston, MA to the late Sherman S. and Margaret Simpson Sheppard, and preceded in death by brother S. Richard Sheppard. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Eva; son and daughter-in-law, George S. and Diana; daughter, Margaret and son-in-law, Christopher Kelly; grandchildren, Julia, William D., and George Henry Sheppard, Linda and William H. Kelly. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Oberlin College in 1952, and his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Harvard University in 1959. He served on the faculty of Swarthmore College from 1958-64, then joined Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, where he was employed in technical economics until retirement (and even part-time after that). Bill made many friends through his interests in travel, both throughout the U. S. and world-wide, good food and drink, and many varieties of music, along with their interwoven connections. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 19, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2070 Ridgecliff Rd., Upper Arlington.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Aug. 16, 2017
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