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February 25, 2015 at 3:02 pm

Chemistry Alum Instrumental in Color Copying Dies

An Ohio University alum who worked for Xerox and was instrumental in developing toner, color copying and iron-on transfer passed away in February, reports the Daily Item.

LEWISBURG (PA) — Carl Frederick Clemens Sr., 90, died peacefully at his home in Lewisburg, on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015.

…Carl served in World War II in the 330th Bomb Group of the Army Air Corps as a chemical specialist staff sergeant, and saw action in the Pacific Theater.

After the war he returned to school:  AAS in Chemistry (Rochester Institute of Technology), BS in Polymer Chemistry (Ohio University), and an MBA (University of Rochester).

Carl worked for Xerox Corporation for 30 years, starting as a research scientist and retiring as the manager of environmental health and safety. He worked on the toner process for the original Xerox copier, and played an instrumental role in the development of the color copying process, as well paper path improvements and the iron-on image transfer.  He held 19 patents….

Read the obituary in the Daily Item.

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