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Mary F. Argus


Last updated 5/1/2019 at 4:17pm

Mary F. Argus, 94, a pioneer in cancer research, died of pneumonia April 17, 2019, at Transylvania Regional Hospital.

An Ohio native, she had lived at College Walk in Brevard for 15 years. She retired here with her husband, Joseph C. Arcos, after they served for 18 years as senior science advisers in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Toxic Substances.

She loved Brevard and the Blue Ridge Mountains, and made many friends at College Walk and in the area, before and following her husband's death in December 2004.

She was a role model for women interested in careers in the...

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