CHESTER - Richard N. Blomberg Sr., 87, of Chester, Vermont, died Monday, May 21, 2012, at home, following an illness.
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He was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, on Oct. 21, 1924, son of Martin P. and Laura (Van Buskirk) Blomberg, and was raised in Hinsdale, Illinois. Richard graduated with a chemical degree from Cornell University, and received his master's degree from Stanford University.
Mr. Blomberg was a research chemist for DuPont for more than 30 years, helping to create materials such as Dacron, Lycra Spandex and Kevlar. Following retirement, he was involved with glassblowing, blacksmithing, and was active with the Penland (North Carolina) School of Crafts. He enjoyed SCUBA diving and flying planes. He was a member of the Inventors Society and had been an active troop leader with the Boy Scouts of America.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy (Riley) Blomberg; a daughter, Erica L. Blomberg Bingham and her husband, Richard H. Bingham, of Wolcott, Connecticut; a granddaughter, Heather Rae Bingham, and grandson, Ivan M. Raoul Bingham; and a nephew, David P. Riley of Pennsylvania.
A celebration of Richard's life will be held Saturday, June 2nd, 2012, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Adams Funeral Home, 35 Depot St., Chester.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to The Animal Rescue and Protection Society (TARPS), 1758 Route 103 South, Chester, VT 05143.
Published in Rutland Herald on May 30, 2012