Nature 39

David Goodwin Onn

February 18, 1937

David Goodwin Onn Obituary

David Goodwin Onn, age 85, passed away peacefully in January, following a long illness.

He retired in 2000 from the University of Delaware where he had a distinguished career in physics.  He combined a dedication to undergraduate teaching with an active research program in low temperature physics, publishing over 100 papers in scientific journals. 

In retirement, he pursued his love of gardening, volunteered at Longwood Gardens and also served as a docent at Mt. Cuba Center.  David grew up in Newark, England and after graduating from Duke University with a PhD., he spent over 40 years in Newark, Delaware before moving to the Jenner’s Pond retirement community in 2013.   At Jenner’s Pond he was actively involved in the art community organizing art classes and shows.  

He is survived by Dorothy Onn, his wife of 54 years, and his daughter, Kathryn Rice.

The family would like to thank the skilled nursing staff of Preston at Jenner's Pond for the care of David.

There will be a private family memorial service in the spring.

Memorial donations may be made to the University of Delaware Botanic Gardens.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of David Goodwin Onn, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know David Goodwin Onn?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor David Goodwin's memory.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of David Goodwin Onn

© 2024 Longwood Funeral Home & Cremation of Matthew Genereux, Inc.. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility