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Mary Kathryn Campbell


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Mary Kathryn Campbell Obituary
Mary Kathryn Campbell, passed away on May 21, 2014 at Pepe's Hospice in Tucson, AZ. She was 75. Daughter of the late Henry C. and Kathryn Horan Campbell, she was born in Philadelphia, PA on January 20, 1939. She is survived by three first cousins - Austin J. Horan, Jr., Geri Maloney and Rosemary Hanna. Mary Kathryn Campbell graduated from Rosemont College, Rosemont, Pennsylvania in 1960 and after receiving her Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Indiana University, she taught as a full professor at Mt. Holyoke College in Massachusetts for 36 years, holding the title Virginia Apgar Class of 1929 Professor of Chemistry. After teaching courses in nearly all of the sub-specialties of chemistry, Mary retired from Mt. Holyoke in 2004. Mary is a co-author with Shawn O. Farrell of Biochemistry, now in its 8th Edition, a textbook, which has become a standard in the field, translated into a number of languages to include Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Portuguese. Even in retirement, Mary served as a member of the writing team, responsible for periodically updating the general and organic chapters of Biochemistry. Mary's life was dedicated to the students she taught. Once retired, Mary spent her final years in Tucson, Arizona where she became captivated by a love of the desert and hiking. She enjoyed the company of family in Tucson while developing an ever widening circle of friends, many associated with the Newman Center at St. Thomas More College. In Mary's honor, Mass was celebrated at the St. Thomas More Catholic Newman Center, in Tucson, Arizona, on Wednesday May 28, 2014. Interment was private at Holy Cross Cemetery, in Yeadon, PA. In Mary's memory, donations would be most appreciated, directed to St. Thomas More Catholic Newman Center, 1615 E. 2nd Street, Tucson, Arizona 85719. Funeral arrangements by McConaghy Funeral Home, Ardmore. www.mcconaghyfuneralhome.com
Published in Main Line Media News on June 10, 2014
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