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Remembering a glass great: Glass community honors life of Günther Frischat

By April Gocha / July 29, 2015

It was with considerable sadness that we learned on June 2 the passing of a close personal friend and one of the foremost glass scientists of our times—Günther H. Frischat of Clausthal, Germany (July 18, 1937–June 2, 2015).

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Retired Corning scientist S. Donald Stookey dies at 99

By Eileen De Guire / November 7, 2014

Renowned glass scientist S. Donald Stookey—an ACerS member, Distinguished Life Member, and Fellow—died on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the age of 99 in Pittsford, N.Y.

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James Dean Welterlen, 1929-2010

By / September 14, 2010

“The Word Was Serendipity” James Dean Welterlen was born on Oct. 10, 1929 to Arthur Leonard and Esther Augusta Welterlen in Edgewood, Iowa. His birth preceded the stock market crash by two weeks and the beginning of the great depression. Despite that, he had an uneventful childhood in this small Middle Western town. He loved…

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