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Abbie Alavi of Colombia, Maryland recently died.

Douglas A. Barton, regional manager of NCASI, died suddenly on March 17, 2002. He was recently named to receive the 2002 TAPPI Environmental Division Technical Award and Roy F. Weston Prize. Sadly, he died prior to his receipt of the award and prize.

Barton graduated in civil engineering from Tufts University. He also earned graduate degrees from the University of Michigan and Northeastern University.

Barton had more than 24 years of experience in environmental engineering, focusing on wastewater treatment and receiving water quality issues of concern to the pulp and paper industry. His research activities pertaining to wastewater treatment included the development of treatment process simulation models, biotreatability studies of waste-water treatment units. He also assisted numerous mills in addressing issues for developing the industry's estimates of costs to comply with EPA's Cluster Rule. During the 1990s Barton was responsible for developing the industry's estimates of costs needed to comply with EPA's Cluster Rule.

Barton joined TAPPI in 1989 and became an active participant. He authored 14 conference papers, as well as three TAPPI JOURNAL articles. He was awarded the Russell O. Blosser Award (Solid Waste) as the best paper at the 1996 TAPPI Environmental Conference.

Barton's family has requested that in lieu of flowers contributions should be directed to:

The Doug Barton Memorial Fund c/o The TAPPI Foundation 15 Technology Parkway-South Norcross, GA 30092 USA

William C. Goble, 46, passed away on December 31, 2001. Goble joined Engelhard Corporation in 1978 after graduating from Rutgers University with a B.Sc. degree in biology. He started his career with Engelhard as a lab technician and held various positions of increasing responsibility in Marketing and Sales. Goble's sales experience involved account responsibility and sales personnel management in the Midwestern states including Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin as well as western Ontario. In the fall of 1993 Goble returned to his home state of New Jersey where he held various product management positions for Engelhard's paper grade kaolins.

Parker Gray of Munising, Michigan, passed away in October 2001.

Wharton Jackson, a TAPPI member since 1958, passed away.

Nicholas W. Lazorisak, a TAPPI member since 1971, died November 1, 2001.

James E. Selph, a member since 1967, recently died.

Manuel A. Rosa, Sr. died on March 2, 2002. He had been a TAPPI member since 1962. In 1977, Rosa served as chairman of the Fiberboard Shipping Container Testing Committee.

John C. Wollwage, TAPPI President from 1963-1964, died February 28, 2002 in Appleton, Wisconsin. He had been a member of TAPPI since 1936 and served on a number of TAPPI committees.

Wollwage was born in Chicago on October 11, 1914 and excelled in education. At the age of 19 he received his BS in chemistry from Northwestern University.

Wollwage earned his MS in 1936 from Lawrence University and his PhD from The Institute of Paper Chemistry in 1938 at age 24. He joined Kimberly-Clark that year as a research chemist in the technical department in Neenah, Wisconsin. He worked on the physical properties of paper, curl, stretch, and moisture content. He was superintendent of the technical department at the Lakeview mill, project leader in the technical department at Neenah, and later, division head of K-C War Production board research-engineering unit.

Wollwage became assistant mill manager at Badger-Globe in 1945 and was named manager of Lakeview in 1946. In 1949 he was appointed technical director and later became manager and director of technical research. He was named manager of the corporation's foreign operations in 1955 and took charge of K-C's rapidly expanding subsidiaries in England, Australia, and South Africa. He helped start operations in Germany and Mexico and was appointed general manager of manufacturing process, Consumer Products Division in 1959, retiring in 1973 as vice president of Corporate Research and Engineering. He then served on the faculty and was VP of Research at the Institute of Paper Chemistry until 1978.

Mervin Wright, a TAPPI member, died March 12, 2001.
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Date:May 1, 2002
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