Clyde Edward Bishop of Hockessin, Delaware, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, May 6, 2019 at the age of 79.
Born in Louisville, Kentucky, “Ed” earned his Bachelor’s in Chemistry from Bellarmine College. He went on to earn a Master’s degree from Clemson University and his Doctorate Degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Georgia. He was the foremost expert in ozonolysis and spent a 25 year career working in the chemical industry. He was the Director of Research and Development for Basell before retiring. In that time, he developed several new technologies and holds over six patents. In his retirement, Ed taught ethics at Wilmington University and found joy in imparting his wisdom to students.
Ed was an active member of St. Mary’s of Assumption parish, where he was known for serving Wednesday mass and being a valued contributor to Patricians. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus where he held a rank of Knight of the Third Degree. His other memberships included the American Chemical Society, and a donor member to the University of Georgia Alumni Association, the Clemson University Alumni Association, and the Bellarmine University Alumni Association.
Ed was a beloved husband and father. He loved to read and golf. In his golfing prime, he was very proud of his golf score of 82. Ed was happiest surrounded by the chaos of his family. Those who knew Ed knew him to be friendly and talkative and to always have a story to tell.
He is preceded in death by his sons, John and Phillip; his sister, Patricia Crabtree; his parents, Clyde and Ruth; and his beloved German Shepherd Dog, Fawn. He is survived by his wife, Johanna; his sons Richard and Michael (Annie Lester); his daughters Sophia (Tait Pollard) and Liesbeth Webster (Paul); his granddaughter Elizabeth; his grandson Phillip Webster; and several siblings, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Salesianum School, Phillip A. Bishop Scholarship Fund, 1801 N. Broom Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19802.