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William H. Cherry *58

Published in Sept. 14, 2005, issue

William H. Cherry died Feb. 19, 2005, in Princeton. He was 85.

Cherry received a Ph.D. in physics from Princeton, well after his 1941 start of a lifelong career with RCA. Involved in radar development during World War II, Cherry turned his hand to the development of color television for RCA, refining the mathematical basis of "video high fidelity." As an early pioneer in the field of superconductivity, he paved the way for current MRI technology. Cherry also helped develop gigahertz computing using electron-beam addressing.

A longtime Princeton resident, Cherry was active in township affairs. He received the Good Guy Award from the Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey in 2004.

Cherry is survived by his wife, Patricia, two daughters, a son, and five grandchildren.

This issue has an undergraduate memorial for Sanford B. Gabin '58 *73.

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