Darrell O. Huwe


Dr. Darrell O. Huwe died at the age of 64 on Wednesday evening, November 27, 1996, after a brief illness.

Darrell was a long-time member and officer of the Ohio University Chapter of Sigma Xi (having served as President and Secretary-Treasurer), and was honored at the Spring, 1996, Awards Banquet. The information in the next section originally appeared as part of the Chapter's home page.



Honoring Dr. Darrell O. Huwe

As seen in the picture following this paragraph, Chapter President Dr. Brian C. McCarthy presented retiring Chapter Secretary-Treasurer Dr. Darrell O. Huwe with a certificate reading in part,

"in appreciation of his many years of service as Secretary Treasurer of the Chapter, and most especially in appreciation of his catalytic role in the recent revival of the Chapter. With his characteristic good humor, attention to detail, and dedication to the ideals of Sigma Xi, Darrell has been an inspiration to us all. The current officers and recent past Presidents of the Chapter thank you for keeping the faith."

The certificate was signed by the current officers, Dr. Brian C. McCarthy (Environmental and Plant Biology, President), David W. Diggle (Avionics Engineering, Secretary-Treasurer), and Dr. R. Dennis Irwin (Electrical and Computer Engineering, Vice President), and by three previous Presidents of the Chapter, Dr. Richard D. Piccard (Computer Services), Dr. Gary V. Pfeiffer (Chemistry), and Dr. Steven M. Grimes (Physics).




Dr. Huwe (left) receives certificate from Dr. McCarthy (right)



Remembering Dr. Darrell O. Huwe


The following information is based on the obituary published by the Athens Messenger on November 29, 1996.

Dr. Huwe was born September 22, 1932, in Lemmon, SD, the son of the late Otto and Ida Olson Huwe. He attended a one-room school in Lemmon and was a graduate of Lemmon High School. He received a bachelors degree in physics with highest honors in 1954 from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and was in "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities."

He was an Air Force Captain, serving from 1954 to 1960, and was one of the original meteorologists at Cape Canaveral. He won the Williams Award for Air Weather Service.

He received a Ph.D. in high energy physics in 1964 from the University of California - Berkeley, and did post-doctoral work at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

He taught at Ohio University for 30 years, retiring in July, 1996. He taught at American University in Cairo in 1975-77.

He is survived by:

Services were held Sunday afternoon, December 1, 1996, at Christ Lutheran Church, Athens, OH, with Pastor Patricia Lull officiating. Burial followed immediately at West Union Street Cemetery (including American Legion Honor Guard rifle salute and taps).

Memorial contributions may be made to:



Physics Department Memorial to Darrell Huwe

The physics department has also posted a memorial to Darrell.


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Dick Piccard revised this file (http://www.ohio.edu/sigmaxi/archive1/huwe.html) on May 9, 1999.

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