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Adam Anthony, emeritus professor, passes away

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Dr. Adam Anthony, 88, emeritus professor of biology, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2012.  Born on October 19, 1923, in Buffalo, NY, Adam was the son of the late John and Rozalia (Piechowicz) Chmielowski. He received an honorable discharge from the United States Army after completing three years of medical school and serving as a surgical technician during World War II.  He then received his B.A. in Zoology from University of Buffalo (1943); his M.S. in Zoology-Endocrinology from Marquette University (1948) and his Ph.D. in Zoology-Physiology from the University of Chicago (1952). Adam was a faculty member of the Biology Department (formerly the Zoology Dept.) at Penn State from 1952 until his retirement in 2002.  His three main research areas during his 51 years at Penn State included studying the physiology of noise stress, understanding animal acclimatization to low oxygen environments, and describing the pathogenesis of disease.  He wrote over 140 scholarly publications during his career and directed the work of 55 PhD candidates and approximately 80 M.S. candidates.  He also was instrumental in helping to develop university graduate programs in Biophysics and Physiology.   The courses Adam taught included Histology, Histochemistry, Physiology, Biophysics, Endocrinology, and Biology of Aging.  In 1990, his teaching contributions were recognized by his receiving the Eberly College of Science C. I. Noll Award for teaching excellence.  Adam married Barbara Oakes in 1949 and was then divorced in 1986.  In addition to his ex-wife, he is survived by one daughter, Heather Anthony of Boulder, CO; one son, Brian Anthony (Christine), of Lititz, PA; one brother, John Chmielowski of Glenwood, NY; and one sister, Rose Mary Haas of Midlothian, VA.  Also surviving are 2 grandchildren, Adam and Sarah Anthony, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Steve Miel. 

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