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In memoriam: Robert “Bob” Bezek (’53)


Nov. 13, 2015 – Robert “Bob” Lawrence Bezek passed away in Kansas City, Missouri, on Jan. 15, 2015, at the age of 83. The 1953 graduate also completed Production Engineering Training School at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Company in 1956. Bezek was an Officer (1st Lieutenant) in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1956, where he served as a pilot and a public relations officer, and was in the U.S. Air Force Reserves until 1965.

Bezek worked as an engineer for Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Company from 1956 to 1959. He then transitioned to an engineering position with Western Electric Company and was promoted to section chief in 1964. He retired from Western Electric in 1985 after 26 years of service and served as executive vice president of Advantest America until 1992.

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