., 88, a chemist retired from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, died in Fairfax, Va., on March 5. Born in Enfield, Conn., Buscemi served in the Navy as a radio technician during World War II. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., in 1950. At the start of his career, Buscemi worked as a chemist for Texas Gulf Sulphur and Hercules. In the early 1970s, he moved to Annandale, Va., and began a 30-year career as a chemist with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (now the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives). Buscemi was a 65-year, emeritus member of ACS and a former member of the American Society of Brewing Chemists.
by Susan J. Ainsworth |
May 18, 2015