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Robert C. MacArthur, research physicist July 28, 1914 -- Feb. 1, 2006

Robert C. MacArthur, a retired research physicist, died in his Bowmansville home Wednesday after suffering a heart attack. He was 91.

A native of Urbana, Ill., he graduated from Syracuse University and Oberlin College.

Mr. MacArthur worked as a research physicist at Cornell Laboratories from 1947 to 1968, when he retired.

As a young adult, he did medical research at the University of Buffalo.

He was a member of a Great Books Discussion Club and the Iris Society.

Survivors include his wife, the former Charlotte Drews; a daughter, Sarah J. Kidd of Wrentham, Mass.; a son, William R. of Lansdale, Pa.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Feb. 18 in the auditorium of Greenfield Health & Rehabilitation Center, 5949 Broadway, Lancaster. Burial was in Transit Rural Cemetery, Bowmansville.


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