Terrell L. Warrington


Died June 3, 2019,Grayling, Michigan

College: Jonathan Edwards

Widow: Mrs. Susan Warrington
2317 Fiddlewood Drive
Grayling, MI 49738-7658

Terrell Warrington 78, of Grayling, formerly of Chassell Township and Houghton County in the Upper Peninsula, passed away May 3, 2019.

A chemistry professor at Michigan Technological University for 30 years, Terry was also swim coach and Science Olympiad advisor at Hancock High School and mentored the Gaylord swim teams.

Anglers of the Au Sable will hold a stream-side memorial service for the legendary trout fisherman later this summer.

Published on May 5, 2019

Jerome Smith remembers:
I just had a call from Terry’s wife, Sue. Terry passed away suddenly yesterday following a fall that led to a serious brain injury. Terry and I met as 9th graders at Hamden, CT, High School. When I moved into Wright Hall freshman year, Terry was upstairs. We were roommates at JE for our last three years at Yale. He was a chemistry major and also in the Army ROTC. He served in the US Army Chemical Corps.

Terry earned a PhD in Chemistry at Purdue. He met his wife, Susan Bell, at Purdue, where she was a librarian in the chemistry library. They were married for 55 years, but did not have any children. Terry and Sue moved on to Michigan Tech in Houghton where Terry was a professor of chemistry. They retired 20 years ago and moved to Grayling, MI, where Terry pursued his long time avocation as a fly fisherman. He also coached his local high school’s swimming team.

I do not have a link to an obituary at this time. Sue told me there would be a memorial service at a date yet to be determined. She did mention that an obituary will be published in the local Houghton newspaper and also in the Grayling area.

I reconnected with Terry last summer when I found his address and gave him a call. Terry was one of our youngest graduates as he skipped a grade and was only 21 when he graduated.

Jerry Smith

Rochester, NY