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Updated: 11/16/2013 08:00:03AM

Lee S. Harrow

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Lee Salem Harrow, age 87, loving husband, father, grandfather, chemist, musician, carpenter, Golden Gloves boxer and football player, born Oct. 20, 1926, in Washington, D.C., died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in Sarasota, Fla., of complications related to a hip fracture.

He received a B.S. in chemistry and chemical engineering from George Washington University in 1946 and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Georgetown University. He worked at the Food and Drug Administration, Phillip Morris, American Safety Razor, General Foods, Coca-Cola (vice president) and H.J. Heinz (vice president). He retired in 1989.

He was a fellow of the American Institute of Chemists.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Phyllis Steuer (married Sept. 1, 1946); Jeffrey John Harrow, M.D., Ph.D., Bruce Ira Harrow, M.D., M.P.H., Arthur Steven Harrow, M.D., Sarah Harrow Harlan, M.P.H.; and eight grandchildren.

Services: He was interred at King David Memorial Garden, Fairfax, Va., Sunday, Nov. 10. For more details, visit: