Glenn Albert Nesty, 92, of Bayside, Calif., died on April 21, 2004, in his home.
He was born Dec. 23, 1911, to William H. Nesty and Esther Peakman Nesty and grew up in Harmony, Ind. He obtained his bachelor's degree from DePauw University and his doctorate in chemistry from the University of Illinois, where he met Martha Brooks, who later became his wife until she died in 1994.
He was employed by Allied Chemical Corporation, where he demonstrated leadership as a research chemist and became director of their research laboratory in Morristown, N.J. His career culminated with positions as Vice President of Research at Allied Chemical and at International Paper Corporation.
He devoted his life to research and had great faith in technology's benefit to humankind. He was responsible for numerous research discoveries, patents and innovations. He was a member of and was honored by many industrial research organizations in the chemical and paper industries. His professional achievements were recognized by his listing in the "Chemical Who's Who" (1956) and "Who's Who in America" (1970).
He is remembered by his business associates for his support and encouragement and by his friends for his unfailing politeness and warmth. To his family, he provided a model of patience, loyalty and love. He showed his devotion to his wife when she was terminally ill by moving a cot into her skilled nursing room and living there for four months prior to her death.
One of his greatest joys was talking with his grandchildren, Amy (deceased), Monique and Thuja; and great-grandchildren, Jessica, Caitlin and Jacob, about their activities and plans. Even at age 92, he looked forward to new challenges. He hoped to stride up the hill overlooking the valley where he spent his final months. His family will return his ashes to the earth on that hill.
He is survived by one son, Gregory, and daughter-in-law, Rene, of Bayside; daughter-in-law, Marty, of Concord, Calif., who was the wife of his first son Philip, who died in March 2004; a nephew, Gary Nesty of Brazil; a niece, Sandy Rogers of Zionsville; and three grand-nieces.