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Allen R. Emery (Al)

posted Mar 11, 2020, 9:32 PM by Jeff Ogden
Al's biographical sketch in the People section of the MTS Archive web site.


Emery, Allan Russell 2/21/1930 - 3/2/2020 Scio Township, Michigan

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Allan Russell Emery, beloved husband of Peggy Pringle Emery, passed away March 2, 2020 at the age of 90 years. He was born on February 21, 1930 and was preceded in death by his parents Percy Lloyd Emery and Georgianna Victorian Koch, and sister Phyllis Leitch. Allan is survived by his wife, his brothers Jack and Donald Emery and his many loving nieces and nephews, extended family and six grandchildren. He retired from active faculty status as Professor Emeritus of Chemistry from the University of Michigan in December of 1994 after a productive career as a professor, researcher and computer specialist. He completed his undergraduate studies with honors at Ohio Wesleyan University and received his M.S. and Ph.D degrees in Chemistry from the University of Michigan. Among his many accomplishments he was most proud of his involvement with introducing computer applications into the chemistry curriculum at the university. Combining his love of numbers with his love for Michigan football also lead to the development of a computer program used strategically by the football team to analyze offensive and defensive plays. A family gathering honoring his good life was held at the burial site at the Grand Lawn Cemetery in Detroit Michigan on March 3, 2020.

Published in Ann Arbor News on Mar. 15, 2020