Stanley LeSota of Horsham passed on March 25, 2013. He was 86.
He was preceded in death by his wife of over 60 years, Vivian B. LeSota. He is survived by his daughter, Diana V. Spencer; his twin granddaughters, Amanda B. Spencer and Erica B. Spencer; and his grandson, Robert S. Spencer.
Born in 1926 in Brooklyn, N.v., he went to Brooklyn Technical High School and to City College of New vork where he received a B.S. degree in Chemistry. In 1947 he married Vivian Dattle whom he met at CCNv.
Associated with the coating (paint) industry for over 50 years, he had served as a coating chemist for four years with the Mimex Company, also with the Dutch Boy Division of the then NL Industries, DQG fiQDOOy 32 yHDUV wLWK WKH Rohm and Haas Company. Since retiring, he became a consultant for several years. He then spent several years editing a coating encyclopedic dictionary for the Federation of Societies for Coating Technology. He worked primarily with latex paints and their additives.
He had six patents and a number of other inventions.
Mr. LeSota was a past president of the Philadelphia Society for Coating Technology and recipient of it’s Ubety Bell Award and Ben Franklin Award. He received the George Baugh Heckel Award from the Foundation of Societies for Coating Technology.
He was an honorary member of ASTM 01 and had received it’s Henry A. Gardner Award and William T. Pearce Award. He was a member of the American Chemical Society for over 60 years.
His hobbies included photography, traveling, art collecting, and listening to classical music.
Relatives and friends were invited to his funeral service at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, at the John J. Bryers Funeral Home, 406 N. Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090. Viewing will be held 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow in Whitemarsh Memorial Park. John J. Bryers Funeral Home