Randolph Schmid: AP Science Writer With Light Touch

From an AP obit by Will Lester headlined “Randolph E. Schmid, AP science writer with light touch, dies”:

Randolph E. Schmid, a retired Associated Press science writer who seldom missed a chance to add a whimsical touch to his authoritative stories, has died.

Schmid, 78, died at a nursing home in Falls Church, Virginia. Nursing home workers said he was watching TV and joking with staff the night before.

His AP colleagues recalled Schmid — friends called him Randy — as a skilled reporter who could find a simple way to present complicated subjects.