Gary was born on February 15, 1936, the son of Hamilton and Jessie Conners of East Rochester, NY. His father was Police Chief of the village of East Rochester at that time. His paternal grandparents, Thomas and Elizabeth Conners, as well as many other relatives lived in the village. He had one brother, Donald, who...Continue Reading
Marty’s Obit: penned by the man himself, of course. Also included is a two-part article that he wrote for the RRPC newsletter in 2009. Martin Dvorin left our world in his sleep Monday, March 11, 2019. Marty came into our world January 31, 1923 in Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York, to Minnie and Irving Dvorin, and...Continue Reading
The Rochester Optics Community has lost a beloved member of our family. Rick Nasca died suddenly on Tuesday night, December 2nd. He was only 57. Rick spent his entire career at Tropel, and was optical manufacturing / finishing technology leader. He was passionate about optics education and devoted a great deal of time to MCC’s program...Continue Reading
Kevin Rolland-Thompson, group director of research and development in optics at Synopsys, Inc., and Visiting Scientist at the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester, died on 19 November. He had been undergoing treatment for a brain tumor. Highly respected for his work as well as his dedication to advancing the field and mentoring...Continue Reading
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