a Distinguished Public Service Award from the U.S. Navy in 1968.
His academic honors included an honorary Sc.D. from Beaver College in 1959, a D.E. from Drexel University in 1960, and the Engineering Centennial Medal and an honorary D.E. from PMC College (now Widener University) in 1970.
Kirkbride is survived by his son, Chalmer G. Kirkbride Jr.
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"Chalmer Gatlin Kirkbride."
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