Lila Lea Castleman Albin, 50
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Lila Lea Castleman Albin, Ph.D., 50, of Lafayette, passed away on Tuesday April 10, 2012.
Dr. Albin grew up in Montgomery City, Missouri. She earned a BA in Chemistry and a BS in Environmental Science at Truman State. At Purdue University, she earned an MS in Health Physics and Industrial Hygiene in 1986 and her PhD in Industrial Hygiene in 1997. She took a staff position in Purdue's Department of Radiological and Environmental Management in 1988 and became the Senior Industrial Hygienist and section head in 2002. In 2006, she started her own consulting business, 410 W2nd EHS, Inc. Since May of 2011 she also served as adjunct faculty with the IU School of Medicine, School of Public Health's graduate program, in Indianapolis, IN.
Dr. Albin was generous with her time, energy and enthusiasm with several professional organizations including The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and The American Institute of Chemists (AIC). She served the Indiana chapter of the AIHA as local section president, and the national organization as an expert speaker, teacher and organizer as well as serving as the Chair of the Indoor Environmental Quality Committee. Dr. Albin also served on the AIC Board of Directors for nine years and as the editor of their on-line Journal, The Chemist.
Aside from her work, Lila had many passions: she was a master gardener, an active basket weaver and craft fair vendor for many years. She loved to travel and she spent considerable energy happily updating her residence in Lafayette and her old family home in Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents William L. and Betty L. Castleman. She will be greatly missed by her friends, co-workers, and professional associates.
A memorial service will be held on April 20th at 4pm at the Brady Lane Church of Christ in Lafayette, IN. A reception for friends will be held in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the service.
No flowers please. Lila asked that donations be made to the Immune Deficiency Foundation in her honor. Donation information can be found at https://primaryimmune.org/donate-to-idf or may be mailed to the Immune Deficiency Foundation, 40 West Chesapeake Avenue, Suite 308, Towson, MD 21204.
Published in the Journal & Courier on Apr. 18, 2012