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Eugenie Obst
Eugenie Obst

Eugenie Obst, a former Domino Sugars chemist who fled her native Czechoslovakia when Communists took over the country, died of heart failure Dec. 15 at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore. The Guilford resident was 94. Eugenie Funda was born in the city of Kladno in what is now the Czech Republic. She was the daughter of Ladislav Funda and Marie Pecena. She studied chemistry at Charles University in Prague. She was studying there when all institutions of higher education in the country were closed in 1939 in response to student protests of German occupation during World War II. She married Jan Obst in Kladno in 1940 and the couple had two daughters. The family lived in Czechoslovakia...