Henry Hemmendinger died Aug. 16, 2003, in Princeton. He was 88.
Recognized as an authority in color science, Hemmendinger took his doctorate in astrophysical sciences at Princeton. His career as a physicist working on color measurement, specification, and control spanned 50 years, most recently as a consultant operating Hemmendinger Color Lab from his home. Hemmendinger was also a passionate gardener particularly devoted to the cultivation of the rare blue gentian.
Predeceased by his first wife, Miriam, his longtime companion, Sylvia Crane, and his daughter, Carol Selikowitz, Hemmendinger is survived by his sons, David and Mark; two brothers; and five grandchildren.
The Graduate Alumni