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Obituaries

Obituaries

Lyman Cady Aldrich Sr. 1917 - 2010 Lawrence

A memorial service for Lyman Cady Aldrich Sr., 93, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Plymouth Congregational Church. Inurnment will be at a later date in Green Hill Cemetery, Martinsburg, W.Va.
Mr. Aldrich died Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, at Brandon Woods at Alvamar.
He was born July 9, 1917, in Olivet, Mich., the son of John A. and Belle Cady Aldrich.
Mr. Aldrich grew up in Topeka and Atlanta. He had been a Lawrence resident since 2002, moving from Michigan. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta in 1938. Following his graduation, he served in the U.S. Army from 1940 to 1945. He was a staff sergeant at division headquarters with the 5th Infantry Division, 3rd Army in Europe.
He worked as a research chemist or technical supervisor at various pulp and paper mills in Maryland, Virginia, New York, Wisconsin, Michigan, New Jersey and Parana, Brazil. He finished his career as a research associate in Pulp and Paper Technology and Environmental Engineering at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. He retired in 1983.
He was a member of the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry, International Committee for Cellulose Analysis, Paper Industry Management Association and the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council.
Mr. Aldrich was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence. He volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and the English as a Second Language program at the church.
He married Dorothy Voris on May 14, 1950, in Hagerstown, Md. She preceded him in death Jan. 17, 2008.
Survivors include a daughter, Jane Aldrich, Lawrence; a son, Lyman C. “Skip” Jr. and wife Roberta, West Chester, Pa.; and three grandchildren, Christopher, Stephanie and Jeffrey Aldrich.
The family will meet friends after the service at the church.
The family suggests memorials to Habitat for Humanity or the ESL program, sent in care of the church, 925 Vt., Lawrence, KS 66044, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Warren-McElwain Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to warrenmcelwain .com.