Theophilus Karnaghan Seiberling, 100, a member of a pioneer tire-making family who had a second career as an inventor, died Thursday in Akron, Ohio. At age 82, Seiberling created a tire-curing process known as electron irradiation that enabled the curing process to begin while a tire was being built. He was the son of C. W. Seiberling, co-founder of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
Thomas Howard James, 87, an internationally recognized photographic scientist, died Aug. 24 after a brief illness in Rochester, N.Y.
He began his 42-year career with Eastman Kodak Co. in 1936. James wrote books about photography; researched the development of photographic film, latent image effects, and chemical and spectral sensitization; and was awarded numerous patents.