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Chemist Arnold, 40, dies of cancer


Frederick Arnold Jr., assistant professor of inorganic/ physical chemistry, died Nov. 15 at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo. He was 40.

Arnold, who joined Binghamton’s   facultyin 2005, used computational methodologies to investigate molecular interactions and reactivity.

Arnold earned a bachelor’s degree from Drew University and a doctorate from the University of Delaware.

Before coming to Binghamton, he did postdoctoral work in computational chemistry in the Advanced Research Computing Group at the University of Chicago, and was a computational chemist at Northwestern University.

Alistair Lees, chair of the Chemistry Department, said he’ll remember Arnold for his incredible sense of humor and down-to-earth nature.

“He was a computational chemist and provided theoretical insight into chemistry that will be missed because we otherwise don’t have it in the department,” Lees said.

Arnold enjoyed landscape photography, hiking, camping and gardening.

Arnold, a native of North Towanda, Pa., is survived by his wife, Heidi, and his parents. A memorial service was held Nov. 24.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Monroeton Public Library, P.O. Box 145, Monroeton, Pa. 18832; the Powell United Methodist Church, in care of Todd Bacon, RR 3 Box 277, Towanda, Pa. 18848; or to an animal shelter of one’s choice.

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Last Updated: 10/14/08