Name: James Tinklepaugh
From: The Wellsville Daily Reporter,
Wellsville, New York
Date: Wednesday, May 21, 1986
A native of Hornell, he was the recipient of the highest award given in the United States to a ceramic engineer by the National Institute of Ceramic Engineers (NICE). The Arthur Frederick Greaves-Walker award was presented to him about three weeks ago in Chicago during the annual meeting of the American Ceramic Society Inc.
He was president of NICE from 1971-72, is a past trustee of the American Ceramic Society, was named an ACerS Fellow in 1967 and was affiliated with the Engineering Ceramics Division.
An Alfred faculty member of 39 years, until his retirement in 1985, he served from 1946-68 as directory of the Air Force Laboratory on campus which became known for its development work on rocket nozzle materials, ceramics and ceramic composite materials.
Following his retirement, he continued, part-time, as director of continuing education and coordinator of the undergraduate seminar program.
Professor Tinklepaugh was a member of the Union University Church, served on the board of trustees, the board of elders and taught the Senior High Sunday School Class.
He was an Eagle Scout, a recipient of a Silver Beaver Award, was a quartermaster in Sea Scouts and was a member of the Executive Committee for the Steuben Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, for many years.
He was a president of the Alfred Lions Club and a member of the Masons and the Hornell Rotary Club. He worked for the Community Chest campaign and was a member of the Hornell Symphony for many years and Alfred's summer band, playing the bass drum.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Tinklepaugh; two daughters, Joanne Burdick of Allegany and Lois Cornell of Alfred Station; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Union University Church in Alfred. The Rev. Albert Rogers will officiate. A reception will follow at the church center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America or to Alfred University.
Arrangements were by the Dagon Funeral Home in Hornell.