Stanley M. Walas 1914 - 2007 Lawrence
Memorial services for Stanley M. Walas, 93, Lawrence, will be announced at a later date by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.Mr. Walas died Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at his home.He was born Jan. 14, 1914, in Detroit, the son of Stanislaus and Apolonia Walas. He received degrees from the Lawrence Institute of Technology, Wayne State University and the University of Michigan.Mr. Walas was a professor emeritus of chemical and petroleum engineering at Kansas University. He served with the KU faculty for more than 40 years and was a consultant with Nofsinger Co. since 1951. He retired in the early 1980s. He wrote 18 technical publications, including books on reaction kinetics, phase equilibria and process equipment selection and design. He was a member of ALChE's Kansas City Section, which joined with the American Petroleum Institute in 1986 to create a scholarship in his name.He married Helen Kachuk on Feb. 14, 1948, in Boston. She died Nov. 14, 1992.Survivors include a nephew.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Walas.