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Marie L. Barzan

Marie L. Barzan, 88, passed away June 1, 2014.

Born in Dillonvale, Ohio, she graduated from Smithfield H.S.; a scholarship to Kent State University enabled a permanent move to Akron. With a BS in Chemistry and Math, she was the first female chemist hired by Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. She worked as a Research Scientist and then Thermal Analyst, retiring after 42 years. She served as Secretary, American Chemical Society, attending meetings across the U.S. She judged science fairs, reviewed college chemistry texts, served as Secretary, AAUW, and Oasis Tutor in the public schools. She was a member of St. Bernard's Church and Akron Woman's City Club for years. She enjoyed good discussions, needlework, traveling.

An avid reader, opera fan, and devoted aunt, she leaves behind beloved nephew, three nieces, six great nieces and nephews.

Her memorial service will be Thursday, June 12, 11 a.m., Ciriello & Carr Funeral Home, 39 S. Miller Rd, Fairlawn. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Marie L. Barzan Endowed Scholarship, (#39217), payable to the Kent State University Foundation (Kent State Gifts Processing, P.O. Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242-0001).



FAIRLAWN, 330-836-3100
Published in Akron Beacon Journal from June 3 to June 10, 2014
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