Albert de la Chapelle, a Distinguished University Professor at The Ohio State University and a giant in the field of genetics, died Dec.10, 2020, after a short bout of pneumonia while visiting his home in Finland.

He was married to the renowned leukemia researcher, Clara D. Bloomfield, who died in March 2020 (The Cancer LetterMarch 6, 2020). He was in Finland to carry out one of her final wishes—to place half of her ashes where she had grown up in Illinois, and half in Finland at the home where they had spent their summers.

We know he was at peace having fulfilled this important obligation before his own death.