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.