Larry J. Caldwell passed away at his home in Saratoga, California on October 25. He was born June 26, 1946 to Ralph and Fern Caldwell of Chanute. He attended schools in Chanute from kindergarten through high school and was a 1964 graduate of Chanute Senior High. Larry went on to achieve a PhD in Neurological Pharmacology from Kansas University, Lawrence.
He worked closely in pharmacology with Dr. Higuchi in Lawrence and worked for two years in Sanbonmatsu, Japan with his wife and children. He later developed the transdermal delivery method for the Lidoderm patch. Harry Hind had the idea for the transdermal delivery but only had developed the chemical content Larry developed the delivery method used today on many products.
He liked fixing things in his free time. He rebuilt a motorcycle and then gave it away. He brewed beer for a while. He worked closely with his children on various projects. He built furniture and taught his daughter how to use a sewing machine. He taught his son everything about how to take care of a Volkswagen Rabbit.
Larry traveled extensively around the world as a pharmacological consultant. One of his specialties was assisting pharma in acquiring FDA approval on new drugs.
Larry is survived by his Son, Ed Caldwell of Sunnyvale California, his daughter Sonja Caldwell of San Jose, his sister, Sherrie in Colorado and his grandsons Andrew, Michael and Sebastian and granddaughters Annabelle and Esther. He was preceded in death by his son Eric, his parents and his aunts and uncles Virgil and Opal Lowe, Emery and Alta Gard and Dewey and Virginia McCoy.