Barbara Dev, who served as a lecturer and taught biochemistry in the College of Science, died on Oct. 8 after a long battle with ovarian cancer.
She earned her bachelor’s degree at Holy Names College in Oakland, California then attended the nuclear chemistry program at UC Davis where she earned her master’s degree. She earned her Ph.D. in biochemistry at Loma Linda University.
It was at UC Davis where she met her husband Vasu Dev, who served as a professor in the chemistry department at Cal Poly Pomona for 44 years and was the department’s first chair. The couple established the Dev/Zimmerman Family Chemistry Endowed Scholarship.
Dev is survived by her husband of 55 years, Vasu; children, Nisha Abdul-Cader and Rajan Dev; and her grandchildren, Isa, Jibreel, Hana and Aasha.
A public memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at Monte Vista Unitarian Universalist Congregation, where she and her husband have been members since the late 1960s. The Congregation is located at 9185 Monte Vista Ave., Montclair.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Monte Vista Unitarian Universalist Congregation directly or to the Dev/Zimmerman Family Chemistry Scholarship endowment fund (U46425) at Cal Poly Pomona with a check payable to the Cal Poly Pomona Philanthropic Foundation, Attention: Melissa Martinez, PO Box 3121, Pomona, CA 91769.