Zuzanna Czuchajowska, Washington State cereal chemist, dies in car accident

by Emily Wilson
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   COEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO, U.S. — Zuzanna Czuchajowska, head of the cereal chemistry program in the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department at Washington State University, Pullman, was killed in January in an automobile accident near Coeur d'Alene. Her husband and two daughters were injured in the accident.

   Dr. Czuchajowska, 55, was a noted cereal chemist specializing in quality-added wheat research. She received the International Wheat Gluten Association award for research in 1989, 1990 and 1992, and won the 1997 Faculty Excellence in Research Award from the W.S.U. College of Agriculture and Home Economics.

   A native of Poland, Dr. Czucha-jowska received a master's degree and doctorate from the Agriculture University at Krakow, Poland. She joined the W.S.U. faculty as a program associate in 1987 and was named head of the cereal chemistry program in 1996.

   A U.S. citizen since 1993, she had been a member of the board of editors of the American Association of Cereal Chemists' journal, Cereal Chemistry, since 1991.

   Surviving are her husband, Leszek M. Czuchajowski, and two daughters, Maria A. Czuchajowska and Kristina Farnsworth, all of Moscow, Idaho.