Ralph Ludemann Wentworth

Died: Mon., Jun. 15, 2020


Funeral Service


Print Obituary   Home Page All Obituaries

Music by The Piano Brothers


Of Weston, MA, June 15, 2020.  He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, son of the late Ralph Preston Wentworth and Ella May Ludemann Wentworth and beloved father of Thomas R. Wentworth of Raleigh, NC and Emily R. Wentworth of Hiram, ME.  Mr. Wentworth received his B.S. degree in chemistry from Harvard University in 1944 and his M.S. degree in chemical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1948. He began his long and distinguished career in chemical engineering as a Staff Member in the Division of Industrial Cooperation and then as Industrial Liaison Officer, both at MIT.  He then moved to private industry, first as Research Manager for the Dewey & Almy Chemical Division of W.R. Grace & Company and later as Vice President and Manager of the Advanced Projects Department at Dynatech Scientific, Inc., in Cambridge, MA.  Mr. Wentworth’s professional expertise ranged from pioneering studies on the properties of hydrogen peroxide to applied research on manufacture of battery separators, implantable drug delivery systems, and the use of anaerobic digestion to create fuel gas from biological waste.  Mr. Wentworth enjoyed outdoor activities, especially skiing and hiking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.  Upon retirement, he moved to Troy, NH, where he enriched the local community and all of Cheshire County through his service to the Troy Historical Society, the Troy Public Library, the regional Industrial Development Board, and the Troy Town News, for which he served for many years as a member of the editorial staff.  A private interment will be held in Sedalia, MO, and a memorial service will be held in Troy, NH at a later date.  Arrangements by the Short, Williamson & Diamond Funeral Home, Belmont.  Swdfuneralhome.com

Click to send flowers using our local area florist
Free delivery to our funeral home & save on wire fees
View/Sign the Condolence Book
Your Name:
Your Email:
  Allows family to respond to your message.Emails are not published at this web site.
Message of condolence:
Please note: messages are subject to review before being posted at this web site
 Add Condolence     Cancel

Please note: messages are subject to review before being posted at this web site

Copyright © 2020 Short, Williamson & Diamond. All Rights Reserved.    | Website by CFS |