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Robert C. Post ’51

Published in Nov. 6, 1996, issue

Bob Post, sire of '51's Class Baby, died July 3, 1996, after a sixyear battle with prostate cancer.

Although he earned a BS in chemical engineering, Bob was more than an engineer. He was a giant in his field-author or coauthor of 10 patents in ceramic engineering and paper and chemical processing; he designed and built 11 plants in the US, Canada, and Japan. At Texas Instruments he put together what was then the world's largest producer of semiconductor

grade silicon. At Materials Technology Corp., Bob developed a still-used coating to protect the cutting edge of machine metal tools.

Bob had a deep interest in opera, classical music, literature, bridge, fishing, and his church. His Navy career aboard the USS Craven was memorialized when its flag flew at half mast at his house during his memorial service.

For many classmates, the sight of Bob and his Class Baby Ted, standing on the pitcher's mound at our first reunion, Ted throwing out the first ball to start the PY game, will be ever green.

Bob is survived by Margaret "Roxie," his wife of 45 years, daughter Roxanne, sons Andrew and Theodore, brothers Dick, Zachariah, and Danny, and four grandchildren. The class deeply regrets the loss of one of its outstanding members and sends his family its sympathy.

The Class of 1951

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