John Miles Daubenspeck died on September 2nd in The Woodlands, TX. He was born in Falmouth Indiana on February 2nd, 1920. His maternal grandfather fought in the Civil Way at the Second Battle of Gettysburg.
Mr. Daubenspeck, a graduate of George Williams College and the University of Chicago was married to Janet Mensching of Westfield, New Jersey for sixty years.
During his forty year professional career he held technical and managerial positions with NL Industries and with the American Smelting & Refining Company. He was Chief Metallurgist at the United Stated owned nickel ore plant in Nicaro, Cuba until its "intervention" by revolutionary forces. He held seventeen U.S. and Foreign patents dealing with titanium and nickel metallurgy and was a member of the American Chemical Society and the Sigma Xi scientific research society.
John leaves a son, John Drew Daubenspeck, a daughter Lynn Wicks, and four grandchildren; Rebecca Walker Sarfati, George Alfred Gibbons, John Richard Daubenspeck and Trevor Sean Daubenspeck.