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Color Pioneer Charvat Dies

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Long-time SPE member, teacher and consultant.


Robert Charvat, a long-time member of the SPE considered to be a groundbreaker in color technology, died  Jan. 9, 2014 at his home in Milford, Ohio after a long battle with heart disease. Born in Cleveland and raised in Lakewood, he attended Lakewood High School, earned a BME from Fenn College and served the US Army from 1950-52.

Trained in mechanical engineering, his career involved the chemical engineering of colorants in plastic, where he made his mark and remained active as a consultant and teacher until his death. He was a member of SPE since 1957, and was elected SPE Fellow in 2000, among many other honors.

Interested friends and family are invited to visit the memorial site,  to reacquaint themselves with Bob's recent life, and contribute photos or memories to the guest book. 

Memorials may be made to The SPE Bob Charvat Memorial Scholarship; please visit linked site above and click donations