Daniel Tilman Carty was born in Greenville, Texas on August 19, 1935. He passed away of heart failure in Hospice, Palm Desert, CA on January 24, 2013. His family was with him during his final days to love and support him and that time with him and the love and support he provided to his family throughout his life will never be forgotten and always be cherished.
A retired industrial chemist, Dan received a BA in Chemistry from UC Riverside in the Pioneer Class of 1961, an MA in Chemistry from the University of Hawaii in 1963 and a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Stanford University in 1967. In 1968, he held a post-doctoral position at the Institut fur Organische Chemie at Universitat Karlsruhe in Professor Doctor Rudolf Criegee's group.
Dan worked at three industrial labs during his career: Stanford Research Institute (high stability fluids), Rohm and Haas laboratories (plastics modifiers and acrylic emulsions) and Clorox Research and Development (Consumer Products). He is author/co-author of 21 patents and several journal articles.
Dan was an emeritus member of the American Chemical Society. He was active in the Water Quality Association, serving on its Board of Directors (2002) and as Chairman of the Science Advisory Committee (1999). He also served on the water treatment committee of NSF International 1992-2002.
Dan Served as Scoutmaster of Troop 63, BSA from 1975-1980. He was active in the YMCA Indian Guide/Princess program for 20 years, serving as Chairman of the Board for San Ramon YMCA in 1996.
Dan was also in the National Guard and Army Reserve for almost 20 years, retiring as a Colonel. He was a distinguished graduate from the US Army Armor School, Ft. Knox, KY finishing first among 110 junior officers.
Dan enjoyed life to the fullest and always had a great sense of humor through good times and bad. Dan particularly enjoyed traveling all over the world, skiing, sailing, football, camping, tennis, golf, fishing, reading, driving sports cars and spending time with his family and friends.
Dan Carty is survived by Valerie W. Carty, his spouse of 54 years, his three children: Craig W. Carty, Carolyn Carty Barber and Christina Carty-Francis and his seven grandchildren.