William H. Manogue, Ph.D.
William H. Manogue, Ph.D., age 83, passed away on May 2, 2010, at Newark Manor Nursing Home. He was the husband of Viola Werneke Manogue, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage. Born in New York City, Dr. Manogue was the son of the late James J. and Helen Whiteman Manogue and grew up in Staten Island, NY. After graduating from Regis High School he enlisted in the Navy V-12 Program at Dartmouth College during World War II, then earned a BChE degree from Cornell University in 1949, and was employed at the Army Chemical Center, Edgewood, MD. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Delaware in 1957. He joined DuPont in 1956 as a Senior Research Chemical Engineer. In 1967/68 he was a Visiting Lecturer in the Dept. of Chemical Engineering at the University of Colorado. After 43 years with DuPont, he retired as a Research Fellow from the Central Research Department. While there he invented the 134A refrigerant used in home and car air conditioners to protect the ozone layer from freon. He was the recipient of the Chilton Reward in May 2000. Dr. Manogue was also a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Delaware Extension Division from 1957-1971 and an Adjunct Professor in Chemical Engineering from 1971. He was a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and a member of the Accreditation Board for Engineering & Techology. He was also a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Vacuum Society, and the Catalysis Society, and past chairman of the Philadelphia Catalysis Club. He held 19 patents transferred to DuPont and authored 29 publications. In addition to his wife, he is survived by 5 children, William Manogue, Melbourne, FL; James Manogue, Indian Harbour Beach, FL; Barbara Dempsey and her husband, Gary, Hilton Head, SC; George Manogue and his wife, Colleen, Pennsville, NJ; and Susan Adelman and her husband, Robert Kirchenbauer, Reisterstown, MD. He is also survived by three grandaughters, Lauren and Olivia Adelman and Melissa Manogue, and five grandsons, Dwight Dempsey (Britni), Creston Dempsey (Kelly), Morgan Manogue (Heather), Eric Manogue, Brent Adelman, and a great grandaughter, Braylee Dempsey. He is survived by three brothers, Joseph (Helen) of Dover, NJ; Raymond (MaryBeth) of Edgewater, MD; and Ralph of New York City; and two sisters, Helen Manogue of Gaithersburg, MD; and Margaret Dimond (Francis) of Kensington, MD. A memorial mass will be offered at 10:30 am on Friday, May 7, 2010, at the Thomas More Oratory (on the University of Delaware campus), 45 Lovett Avenue, Newark, DE, 19711. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dr. Manogues memory may be made to the Thomas More Oratory at the address above; or to the Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, 150 Academy Street, Colburn Laboratory, Newark, DE 19716. To sign guest book, visit spicermullikin.com SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213