Stan­ley Le­sota

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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

Wil­low Grove

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