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Hans Hausner, 1927–2016

By Eileen De Guire / November 30, 2016

Hans Hausner, 1927–2016 It is with great sadness that we share the news that Prof Dr Hans Hausner, a founder member of the European Ceramic Society, died last August 26th. He was 89. He left his wife, Marlene, 2 sons, 2 daughters, their husbands and wives, and several grandchildren. Hans was born in Neustadt an der…

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In Memoriam

By Eileen De Guire / November 30, 2016

Richard Alliegro Note: This obituary was adapted from telegram.com Worcester, Massachusetts. Richard Alan Alliegro passed away on November 26, 2016. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y.  Dick had a long and esteemed career at Norton Company and developed thirteen patents for the company. He retired as Corporate Vice President of the High-Performance Ceramics Division. Dick developed the…

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John C. Constantine

By / June 4, 2013

ohn C. Constantine, 68, of St. Charles, Mo., died Jan. 9, 2007, at his home. He was cofounder and co-owner of Gateway Alloys. After serving in the U.S. Army’s antiballistic missile technology program, Constantine earned a bachelor’s degree in 1965 from Alfred University, where he also did graduate work. Subsequently, he was a researcher at…

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Edwin Ruh

By / June 4, 2013

Edwin Ruh, 82, president of Ruh International Inc., Pittsburgh, died Jan. 28, 2007. He was a graduate of Rutgers University, holding BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in ceramics. At the beginning of his career, he planned the size and layout (and later oversaw the construction) of Harbison-Walker Refractories Co.’s Garber Research Center, built in 1957;…

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Jack A. Rubin

By / June 4, 2013

Jack A. Rubin died during a medical procedure at Poway Pomerado Hospital, Jan. 16, 2007. A resident of San Diego, he was 71. Rubin held a BS in geochemistry from San Fernando Valley State College. In 1956, he took his first step into a lifelong career in advanced ceramics at Atomics International, where he pioneered…

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Richard Ernest Tressler

By / June 4, 2013

Richard Ernest Tressler, 65, of Oak Hall, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, surrounded by family at the Mount Nittany Medical Center. He died of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Born on June 14, 1942, in Bellefonte, he was a son of Ernestine and the late Earl Tressler, of Bellefonte. He is survived by his wife, Janis…

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Nicholas J. Norante

By / June 4, 2013

Nicholas J. Norante of Butler, PA, passed away Monday, March 26, 2007, from complications resulting from asbestosis.  He was 82. Norante graduated from Rutgers University in 1949 with a BS degree in ceramic engineering, and joined Stupakoff Ceramic Company, Latrobe, PA until 1952.  He returned to Rutgers, and in 1953 was awarded an MS degree in ceramic engineering.  He then…

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Richard M. Spriggs

By / June 4, 2013

Richard M. Spriggs of Alfred, N.Y., passed away Saturday, July 21, 2007, after battling lung cancer. Spriggs was professor emeritus of ceramic engineering at the NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Prior to retiring in 1997, he was the first John F. McMahon Professor of Ceramic Engineering, the executive director of the NYS Center…

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Michael A. Pannucci

By / June 4, 2013

Michael A. Pannucci of West Melbourne, Fla., died July 16, 2007, at the age of 77. He graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in ceramic engineering, after having earned a full academic and athletic scholarship. Pannucci served as an officer in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, then worked as a ceramic engineer…

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Charles D. Greskovich

By / June 4, 2013

Charles D. Greskovich, 65, of Niskayuna, N.Y., passed away July 7, 2007 of colon cancer. He was at home surrounded by his family. Chuck was born at Fredericktown, Pa., in 1942, and was the son of Joseph Greskovich (a coal miner) and Katherine Righetti. He was proud of his Slovak-Italian heritage. He attended The Pennsylvania…

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