Devoted alumnus Chester "Chet" McCloskey '40, founder of chemical manufacturing company Norac, Inc., died January 15 at the age of 90. Throughout his life, McCloskey had been a generous alumnus and in 2009, he and his wife established the McCloskey Chair in Chemistry and the Hazel Cooper Jordan Chair in Arts and Humanities. Moreover, he was always a faithful Poet fan.
"I hope you were able to experience the same joy I experienced in seeing Chet on the sidelines of football games, wearing his original letter sweater and, as always, cheering on the Poets," said President Sharon Herzberger in a letter to the Whittier community.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 31, at 10:30 a.m. in Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1757 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena. In lieu of flowers, the McCloskey family has suggested gifts be sent to Whittier College Office of Advancement.