Marvin Paulshock Dr. Marvin Paulshock, age 85, died suddenly at home on Saturday, June 21, 2008. Dr. Paulshock was raised in Springfield, IL. He was a graduate of the University of Illinois at Champlain. He then obtained a Master's degree from the University of Wisconsin before enlisting in the Navy where he served as a Lieutenant, j.g. at Pearl Harbor and Guam. He was attached to the coding/decoding division, and later served as a courier in Washington, DC. After discharge from the Navy, he btained a PhD from Harvard. He was hired by the DuPont Company as a bench chemist following his graduation from Harvard. His first assignment was with Graselli Division at the Experimental Station where with a colleague he synthesized amantadine, still in use as a prophylactic therapeutic agent against type-A influenza and in the treatment of parkinsonism. Dr. Paulshock then joined the patent division as a liaison to FDA. He then served for 15 years in the pharmaceutical division setting up and monitoring clinical studies all over the country. He retired from the DuPont Company after 40 years of continuous service. For 20 years Dr. Paulshock chaired the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of The Medical Center of Delaware, now known as the Christiana Health Care System, a federally mandated committee that reviews all proposed research involving human subjects. In his early years in Wilmington he taught contract bridge at the YMCA. As a tournament bridge player, he became the first Life Master of the American Contract Bridge Association in Wilmington. A much-enjoyed hobby was travel. Together with his wife he visited more than 50 countries in six different continents. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Bernadine Z. Paulshock, MD, and by his 3 children, Dr. Craig Paulshock and his wife Amy of Celebration, FL, and 2 daughters, Dale Paulshock of Belle Mead, NJ, and Dr. Sharon P. Heermance and her husband Martin of Arlington, MA, and 4 grandchildren. His sister, Iris Robinson, Esq. of Houston and 4 nieces and nephews also survive him.