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|Subject: Obit: Robert Walsh invent silicon wafer polishi||Date: 10/14/2012 7:40 PM|
|Author: pauleckler||Number: 1177 of 1269|
Obituary in today's Post-Dispatch:
Robert Walsh, inventor of Monsanto's silicon wafer polishing technology, on which the current MEMC was founded.
Robert Jerome Walsh
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Walsh, Robert Jerome 83, of Ballwin, Missouri, died on Monday October 8, 2012 at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Missouri. He was born January 12, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois to William F. Walsh and Alma Marie Liljequist Walsh. He married Joyce Ann Roller of Dayton, Ohio in 1954, and they were later divorced in 1967. Bob grew up in Wisconsin and his future scientific career was foreshadowed by the extensive home chemistry laboratory he