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Professor Joseph M. "Hutch" Hutchison

July 26, 2008

Trustees and Friends of the National Youth Science Camp,

It is with great sadness that we convey news of the passing of Professor Joseph M. Hutchison, Chairman Emeritus of the National Youth Science Foundation. Hutch died early on the morning of July 26, 2008, at his home in Morgantown, West Virginia, following a short illness.

For more than 45 years, Hutch worked diligently to promote and develop the National Youth Science Camp and advance the goals and objectives of the National Youth Science Foundation. He is survived by his wife and companion Anne who assisted him ably at the Camp for many years where he served as director and by his son Jay, daughters Suzanne and Katie, and several grandchildren.

Hutch received Foundation representatives this past Monday who presented him the certificate that designated a portion of the Foundation's new Canaan Valley facility as the Joseph M. Hutchison Amphitheater. He was both moved and pleased with this recognition.

In lieu of flowers the family has suggested memorial contributions to the local botanical garden or the National Youth Science Foundation, P.O. Box 3387, Charleston, WV 25333-3387.

Arrangements are as follows:

First Presbyterian Church
456 Spruce Street
Morgantown, WV

Friday, August 1, 2008
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Visitation

Saturday, August 2, 2008
10:00 AM Brief visitation for out-of-town guests
11:00 AM Funeral Service

Mrs. Anne Hutchison
45 Goodwin Hill Road
Morgantown, WV 26508


Judge Ronald G. Pearson, Chairman
Dr. Andrew N. Blackwood, Executive Director
National Youth Science Foundation