|Birth: ||Aug. 4, 1918|
|Death: ||Mar. 16, 2002|
Hugh J. Hagemeyer, 83, of Longview, died Saturday evening, March 16, 2002, in Longview. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at St. Anthony Catholic Church with the Reverend Lucas Jay and Deacon Joseph Pipak officiating. A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., Monday, March 18, 2002, at Rader Funeral Home of Longview. Burial will be in Rosewood Park.
Hugh was born in Detroit, Michigan, to the late Hugh J. Hagemeyer, Sr. and Mary Haeger Hagemeyer. He graduated from the University of Detroit High School in 1935, and from the University of Michigan in 1941, with honors in chemistry.
Hugh worked at Kodak in Film Developing in Rochester, NY, in the summer of 1939 and 1940, and joined Tennessee Eastman in Kingsport in June of 1941 as a research associate. He was superintendent of Chemical Development from 1945 to 1950, and Director of the Research Laboratory from 1951 to 1953.
In 1954, he transferred to Texas Eastman as Director of Development and from 1974 to 1982, he was the director of Research and Development. In 1982, he was appointed Scientific Counsel to the Eastman Chemical Division of the Eastman Kodak Co. He retired in 1983, after 43 years with Kodak and Eastman.
During his career, he received 250 patents in products and processes related to Eastman. He was the co-author of several books and published over twenty scientific papers.
He was a past member of the Pinecrest Country Club, The Summit Club, the Cherokee Club, the Longview Rotary Club, and the Knights of Columbus. He also served as chairman of the East Texas Heart Association and on the Budget Committee of the United Fund.
Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Elizabeth Hagemeyer, of Longview; daughters, Kathy Waggoner, of Longview, and Betsy Simon and her husband, Mike, of Waco; son, Mike Hagemeyer, of Longview; grandchildren: Alicia Whitehead and her husband, Sonny, Jeff Waggoner, Michael, Ashley, and Laura Simon; two nephews; a niece; and many friends.
Michael William Hagemeyer (1955 - 2009)*
Rosewood Park Cemetery
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Originally Created by: Slick
Record added: Jan 09, 2013
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