WILLARD H. BONNER JR., 79, a retired research chemist, died Jan. 12, 2008. He was a member of Sigma Chi and was elected to Sigma Xi. After receiving a master’s degree from the University of Buffalo and a PhD from Purdue University, he joined Humble Oil and later duPont, where he was granted 13 patents in foam, fabric, and metal inventions. After moving to Maine, he was active in local environmental organizations. Among those who survive are his wife, Betty Cole, two children from his first marriage to Barbara Howard Bonner, three grandchildren, and a large extended family.