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ROBERT E. NEWNHAM

1929–2009


Elected in 1989


“For contributions to the development of composite materials for electronic applications.”


BY L. ERIC CROSS AND SUSAN TROLIER-MCKINSTRY


ROBERT EVEREST NEWNHAM, Alcoa Professor Emeritus of Solid State Science at the Pennsylvania State University, passed away April 16, 2009, at the age of 80. He retired from Penn State in 1999 after serving eight years as associate director of the Materials Research Laboratory and 18 years as director of the Intercollege Program on Solid State Science. Bob is remembered with great love by friends, former students, and scientific colleagues around the globe.

He was born March 28, 1929, in Amsterdam, New York, to William E. and Dorothy M. Hamm Newnham.

On July 26, 1964, Bob married Patricia Friss Newnham, a beautiful nurse from E. Hartford, Connecticut, who survives him. Bob and Pat had two children: a son, Randall E. Newnham of Reading, Pennsylvania, and a daughter, Rosemary E. Newnham of New York City. They survive, along with Randall’s wife, Janet Graden, grandson Jonathan Robert Newnham, and Rosemary’s husband, Patrick Ying and grandson Henry Everest Ying, born January 2010. His sister Mary Lucy Carlson, her husband Rupert, numerous nieces and nephews, and their families also survive.



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