In Memory Of…

We fill this page with memories of ACS-NH members recently passed. We appreciate all of their commitment and work towards making the ACS-NH section what it is today.


R. Clive Greenough

A longtime member of our section, Dr. R. Clive Greenough, 86, of Wallingford, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the Regency House of Wallingford. He was the beloved husband of 54 years to the late Dorothy Cotton Greenough. Dr. Greenough was born in Medford, Massachusetts on June 1, 1932 and was the son of the late Walter and Pearl Clive Greenough. Father of Virginia Mautte. Father-in-law of Sid Mautte. Grandfather of Sidney IV, Francesca and Micah. Also survived by nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Predeceased by his brother Wayne Greenough. He served his country faithfully in the US Army during the Korean War. Dr. Greenough obtained his bachelor's degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his PhD from Caltech and was a Research Chemist for Rocketdyne, Warner- Lambert and Uniroyal. He held many patents. Dr. Greenough was a member of the American Chemical Society New Haven Chapter, the MIT alumni, the First Congregational Church of Wallingford and the Southington Congregational Church. He enjoyed bowling, reading, was a lover of puzzles, auditioned for Jeopardy and was a great supporter of the Wallingford Symphony.

David John Smudin

David John Smudin Sr. PhD., age 78 of Waterbury, passed away peacefully on October 25th 2018 at the Vitas Innovative Hospice Care Unit at Saint Mary’s Hospital after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was the husband of Gloria (DeBalko) Smudin.  

David was born in Hazelton, PA the son of the late John and Margaret (Deddy) Smudin. David married his high school sweetheart, Gloria, and was happily married for over 55 years. He attended Saint Joseph’s University, Rutgers University, and Yale University, ultimately receiving his PhD in chemistry. David and his family moved to Waterbury in 1974 and he began working for Uniroyal Chemical Co. Inc in 1976 where he was employed until his retirement in 2003. 

David was the patriarch of his large family and enjoyed every minute spent doing family activities. He especially loved the annual family vacation to Hilton Head Island, SC. He was active in the Boy Scout Troop 3 while his children and grandchildren were members and was a devout Roman Catholic who could be found at Saints Peter and Paul’s Church every Sunday morning. David was also a classic car enthusiast and enjoyed listening to all types of music, especially the Sunday morning polkas, and played several instruments himself. David will be sadly missed by all who were blessed to know and love him.