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Dr. Richard T. Keys


1931 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Dr.  Richard T. Keys Obituary
February 11, 1931 - April 19, 2017 Dr. Richard T. Keys, a Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at California State University, Los Angeles, passed away of natural causes on April 19, in Pasadena. Dr. Keys received a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry from Harvard University and his Doctorate in Chemistry from Iowa State University. This was followed by the completion of postdoctoral fellowship at California Institute of Technology. He then joined the faculty at California State University, Los Angeles in 1960. Dr. Keys was known as a superb teacher, specializing in courses in general and physical chemistry, and quantum mechanics. He was very active in academic governance, serving on committees from the department of university level, including the Academic Senate, and professional ethics. He also had an active research program, training students in studies using electron spin resonance spectroscopy. He was preceded in death in 2014 by his loving wife Phyllis Allen Keys. A graveside funeral service will be held at the Mountain View Mortuary, 2400 North Fair Oaks Avenue in Altadena, CA 91001 at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 28
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Apr. 26 to Apr. 27, 2017
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