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Frank T. Bodurtha, Jr.

AGE: 96 • New London

New London, NH-Frank T. Bodurtha, Jr. of New London and Center Ossipee, NH died on October 24, 2016 at the age of 96. Dr. Bodurtha was a nationally recognized expert in the investigation and prevention of industrial explosions. He retired from the DuPont Company in 1982 after three decades. After his retirement, he consulted on explosion investigation and explosion control for 20 years. He taught courses on industrial explosion throughout the world, to include Kuwait after the Gulf War.

He married Ruth Sheldon, his wife of 66 years, in 1950, after graduating with distinction in Chemistry from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). He was a founder and first president of the Oaklands Civic Association during his long residency in Newark, Deleware.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth; his son, Richard of Plymouth, MA; his daughter, Carol Hannigan, with her husband, Mark of Wakefield, MA; and his two grandchildren, Andrew and Katherine Hannigan.

Funeral services were private. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Dan Hole Pond Watershed Trust, P.O. Box 8, Center Ossipee, NH 03814 or the New London Hospital, 273 County Road, New London, NH 03257 or St. Andrew Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 294, New London, NH 03257.

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Published in The News Journal on Dec. 11, 2016
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