Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Walter S. Hogue, Miami U. lab chief

By Rebecca Goodman
The Cincinnati Enquirer

WEST CHESTER TWP. - Walter S. Hogue, administrator emeritus of Miami University, died Wednesday at West Chester Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was 78.

Mr. Hogue was director of the laboratories in the MU chemistry department and an assistant instructor from 1969 until he retired in 1990.

He held a number of patents and was co-author of General Chemistry for the Laboratory and Laboratory Investigations in Chemistry.

A 1949 graduate of Wittenberg University in Springfield, Mr. Hogue was a Navy veteran of World War II. He served in the South Pacific from 1944 to 1946.

He was a member of the American Chemical Society and the National Association of Scientific Materials Managers. He was also a member of: Clark Lodge No. 101 F&AM of Springfield; the Valley of Dayton, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite; the Ambassadors Unit of the Antioch Shrine Temple of Dayton; and the Dayton Court No. 10 Royal Order of Jesters.

Survivors include his wife, Donna; a daughter, Mary Ann Shreve of Batavia; and two sons, Steve of Hamilton and David of Mansfield.

Services were held. Burial was at Vale Cemetery in Springfield.

Memorials: Cincinnati Shriners Hospital, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229-3095 or the Antioch Shrine, 107 East First St., Dayton, OH 45402.

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