Harry M. Walborsky Harry M. Walborsky, 78, a professor emeritus of chemistry at Florida State University, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Paula Walborsky. The memorial service will be at 4 p.m. EDT today at Robert Fisher Chemistry Lecture Hall at Florida State University. Family will receive friends at 2223 Ruadh Ride following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 1424 Northeast Expressway, Atlanta, GA 30329, or Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. He was born in Lodz, Poland, but had considered Tallahassee his home since 1950. An organic chemist, he was awarded the 1978 Florida Award by the American Chemical Society for outstanding accomplishments in the advancement of chemistry and was named the Florida State University Distinguished Professor of the Year for 1980-81. His research and writing on cyclopropanes is considered fundamental to an understanding of the mechanisms of stereochemistry. He is also remembered by his friends and family as an avid tennis player, bridge and chess player and poker player. Other survivors include his four children, Edwin Walborsky of Pensacola, Eric Walborsky of Bridgeport, N.J., Lisa Walborsky of New York City and Irene Walborsky of Bedford, Mass.; his granddaughter, Emily Moss; his brother, Hy Walborsky; and his devoted caregiver and companion, Rosella Gilliam.
Published in Tallahassee Democrat from Oct. 18 to Oct. 19, 2002.