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Thomas Mariner *47

Published in Jan. 27, 1999, issue

Thomas Mariner, industrial research physicist and committed private citizen in community affairs, died Apr. 7, 1998, at Moravian Manor in Lititz, Pa. He was 84. He received his bachelor's in physics at Boston U. in 1935 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

He was physics group leader at the American Cyanamid Corp. laboratory in Stamford, Conn., from 1941-48. During part of this period he was on leave to pursue graduate studies at Princeton, where he earned a doctorate in physics in 1947 and was elected to Sigma Xi.

In 1948 Thomas joined the Armstrong Cork Co. in Lancaster, Pa., as physics group leader. In 1977 he became general manager of physics research at Armstrong. He retired in 1978. His scientific contributions include nine patents and authorship of 25 journal articles. He was active in committee work for the Acoustical Society of America, the American Society for Testing Materials, the Intl. Organization for Standardization, the American Standards Assn., and the board of editors of Noise Control Magazine.

His civic titles included schools director of the Donegal Union School District, membership on the Lancaster County Tax Collection Bureau, and officer posts on the Advisory-Policy Council of the Vocational Technical Schools of Lancaster County, Pa.

He is survived by a daughter, two sons and three grandchildren.

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