Obituaries of RSC members


The Royal Society of Chemistry acknowledges the contribution of our deceased members to the chemical sciences.

The RSC frequently receives obituaries of former members written by their friends or family and we are happy to add them to the website.  Please include a photo.


David Francis MRSC

1957 - 2018





Norman Gee CChem MRSC

03 April 1934 - 12 July 2018



Viktor N Thaller CChem FRSC

11 November 1919 - 20 June 2018



Alexander Dennis Cross CChem FRSC

29 March 1932 - 11 June 2018



Gordon Brown CChem MRSC

2 October 1924 - 6 June 2018



Photo of Frank Roylance Smith

Professor Frank Roylance Smith MRSC

20 March 1932 - 24 April 2018





Dr J Terry Pearson CChem MRSC

Dr J Terry Pearson CChem MRSC

14 May 1935 - 25 February 2018



Photo of Derry Jones

Professor Derry W Jones CChem FRSC

8 February 1928- 10 November 2017



Photo of Michael Crook

Michael David Crook CChem MRSC

7 January 1928 - 7 December 2017



Professor Leslie F Larkworthy CChem FRSC

28 December 1930 - 19 July 2017



Harvey Meyer BA BSc CChem MRSC

19 February 1927 - 2 July 2017



Miki Breuer

Miklos M. Breuer M.Sc. Ph.D. F.R.I.C.

April 8 1927 - May 14 2017







Ernest Kenneth Scott

Mr Ernest Kenneth Scott CChem

21st November 1931 - 10th March 2017



Photo of Neville Parsonage

Dr Neville George Parsonage

27 September 1930 - 24 February 2017



Photo of Professor Peter Henry Gore

Professor Peter Henry Gore CChem FRSC

23 January 1926 - 9 January 2017





Photo of Philip Edwin Barker

Professor Philip Edwin Barker

4 September 1929 - 18 January 2017



Photo of Thomas Fay

Mr Thomas Fay CChem FRSC

27 May 1931 - 2 January 2017



Obituaries 2011 - 2016

Obituaries of members who died between 2011 and 2016

Obituaries 2005 and 2010

Obituaries of members who died between 2005 and 2010

Contact and Further Information

Networks Team
Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 432269