DR. CARL R.
Of Highland Park, on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, age 92. Beloved husband of Jane Nelson Partanen; father of Karen Ellen Partanen and partner Irene Craig of Toronto, Kirsten Grace Partanen of Ottawa and the late Richard Albert Partanen; grandfather of Dorothey Partanen-Craig of Toronto. Carl did his undergraduate work at Lewis and Clark College and received his master's and Ph.D. from Harvard University
. He was a Research Associate at the Children's Cancer Research Foundation in Boston, MA, now the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, from 1957 to 1961 when he came to the University of Pittsburgh as Associate Professor. He continued at Pitt as a researcher and teacher for 43 years, chairing the Department of Biology from 1963 to 1970. Carl served in the US Army Air Force during WWII
, building airfields in North Africa and Europe. A Funeral Service will be held at Shadyside Presbyterian Church on Friday, February 14, 2014, at 11 a.m. Private Interment will take place at a later date in Fife Cemetery, Keene, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the University of Pittsburgh Biological Sciences Department, the Finnish Nationality Room, or a
. Arrangements by McCABE BROS., INC. www.mccabebrothers.com
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