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WADSWORTH, Harrison, Jr. Harrison Morton Wadsworth, Jr., 85 of Atlanta, died August 3, 2010. Mr. Wadsworth was born in Duluth, MN, grew up in Miami Beach, Fla., and lived most of his life in Atlanta. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Irene Hawkins Wadsworth; son, Harrison Morton Wadsworth, III, and his wife Toni Wadsworth; daughter, Alice Eleanor Wadsworth; grandchildren, Renee Wadsworth, Harrison Morton Wadsworth, IV, William Wadsworth, Harrison Ritchie, Benjamin Lunsford, Matthew Lunsford, and Alison Lunsford. Dr. Wadsworth received his B.I.E. Degree and M.S. Degrees from Georgia Tech and his PhD from Case Western Reserve University. He was a professor of statistics in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Georgia Tech for 31 years and taught in China and Turkey. He operated his own quality auditing consulting business since retirement in 1991. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a U.S. Delegate and subcommittee chair to the International Standards Organization and the American National Standards Institute. He authored or co-authored several textbooks and served as editor of the Journal of Quality Technology. He received numerous awards and medals, including the American Society for Quality's highest honor, its Distinguished Service Medal and he was a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 4072 Pittsfield, MA 01202. Funeral services will be Friday, August 6, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Barnabas Anglican Church. Interment will follow at 4:15 p.m. at Arlington Memorial Park. The family recieved friends Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at H.M. Patterson and Son, Arlington Chapel, 173 Allen RD, NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328. HARRISON M. WADSWORTH, JR.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Aug. 5 to Aug. 6, 2010
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