In Memoriam

Ernest N. Scarborough, Nov. 9, 2011


3:37 p.m., Nov. 15, 2011--Ernest N. Scarborough, 89, of Newark, Del., died Nov. 9. 

Dr. Scarborough retired from the faculty of the Department of Bioresources Engineering in 1983 after 28 years of service, including several years as department chairperson. 

During his tenure at UD, Dr. Scarborough was honored with a National Teacher of the Year Award and, in 1964, with the Christian R. and Mary H. Lindbach Excellence in Teaching Award. 

Among his many professional affiliations, Dr. Scarborough was invited by his peers to the membership of Who’s Who in the East, American Men of Science, Who’s Who In Technology and Outstanding Educators of America

Born in Annapolis, Md., on May 21, 1922, Dr. Scarborough was the son of the late Dr. James Blaine Scarborough and Lessie Neville Scarborough. He served his country as a captain in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and would go on to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Iowa State University. 

A gifted educator and researcher, Dr. Scarborough began his teaching career in Agricultural Engineering at North Carolina State University. 

According to his famiy, Dr. Scarborough enjoyed gardening around his home and traveling with his wife and family. He was also an avid sports fan throughout his life. 

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Miriam Jacklitch Scarborough; children, James Scarborough and wife Carol of Earleville, Md., Barbara Scarborough of Greensboro, N.C., Betsy Kenyon and husband, Austin, of Park Hill, Okla., and Robert Scarborough and wife, Judith, of Newark, Del.; brother, William Scarborough and wife, Pat, of Hattiesburg, Miss.; and grandchildren, Michael, Rebecca, Nikki, and Tyler. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ernest N. Scarborough Scholarship Fund, University of Delaware, University Development Office, George Evans House, 5 Main St., Newark, DE 19716; or to Compassionate Care Hospice, 702 B Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19805.

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