HORSHAM, PA – Stanley LeSota passed away March 25, 2013, at the age of 86. LeSota worked in the coatings industry for over 50 years, having served as a coatings chemist for four years with the Minex Co. and with the Dutch Boy Division of what was then NL Industries. He then went to work for Rohm and Haas Co., where he stayed for 32 years. Upon retirement, he worked as a consultant, as an editor and then worked editing a coatings encyclopedic dictionary for the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology. He worked primary with latex coatings and their additives. He had six patents and a number of other inventions.
LeSota was a Past President of the Philadelphia Society for Coating Technology and recipient of its Liberty 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 its Henry A. Gardner Award and William T. Pearce Award. He was a member of the American Chemical Society for over 60 years.
LeSota 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.