Robert Page Burr of Matinicus, Maine, died Dec. 31, 1998. He was 76. He came to us from St. Mark's School, where he was active in publications, dramatics, and ham radio.
Page left Princeton in 1943 for the V12 program for engineers at Cornell U. He graduated in 1944 with a degree in electrical and electronics engineering, his love since boyhood. Then came midshipman's school at Columbia, commissioning, more training in radar at Bowdoin and MIT, and finally assignment to the New York Naval Shipyard, where he spent a year supervising fire-control and anti-aircraft radar installations on new vessels before separation in 1946.
His career began with Hazeltine Corp., where he was involved with the enhancement of color television. In 1956, with a partner, he formed Burr-Brown Research Corp., then set up Circuit Research Co., specializing in development of printed motors. It was acquired by Kollmorgan Corp., from which he retired in 1987 as senior scientific officer. Throughout his career Page made significant technological contributions, for which he received many awards and many patents in the U.S. and abroad.
To his wife, Elizabeth, children Susan, William, James, Jonathan, Elizabeth, and David, and 10 grandchildren, the class extends its sympathy.
The Class of 1944