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Arthur G. Jelinek

AGE: 97 • Wilmington

Arthur G. Jelinek, age 97, of Wilmington, DE, died on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Regal Heights in Hockessin.

Arthur earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1940, and PhD in 1944, both degrees in chemistry. He was an organic chemist at the DuPont Experimental Station for most of his 35 year career, retiring in 1979. Arthur owned 13 patents for compounds he developed and authored several scientific papers. In his spare time he enjoyed gardening, painting, sculpting, and was an avid golfer.

Arthur was predeceased by his brother Donald Jelinek. He is survived by his step-daughter Laurie and Robert Calderhead of Trinity, FL; Jeffrey Jelinek of Claymont, DE; Brian and Sharon Jelinek of Pawleys Island, SC. Also mourning his loss are his grandchildren, Mark and Pam Roman of Wilmington, DE; Mercedes Jelinek of Penland, NC, and Leandra Jelinek of Greenville, SC.

Arthur and his wife, Ruth, will be buried together in the St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Memorial Garden, 2800 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808, on June 17 after an 11 am memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.
Published in The News Journal from June 12 to June 14, 2016
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