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Benjamin Bonney Dayton


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Benjamin Bonney Dayton Obituary
East Flat Rock, NC-- Benjamin Bonney Dayton of East Flat Rock, NC passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at his residence.
He was born in Rochester, NY, February 25, 1914, the son of the late Howard H. Dayton and Helen T. Dayton. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Irene C. Glossenger Dayton and son, Glenn C. Dayton.
He is survived by his son, David B. Dayton and wife Charlene of Cleveland, Ohio; daughter-in-law Linda Dayton of Rochester, NY and by two granddaughters, Melissa D. Dayton and Heather L. Argo and great granddaughters Amelia and Nora Argo.
After graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a BS degree and from The University of Rochester with an MS degree, he was employed for 30 years as a research physicist in Rochester, NY. He held the positions of Technical Director of Consolidated Vacuum Corporation and Chief Scientist of the SEID Division of the Bendix Corporation before retiring from the industry to the Hendersonville area in Western North Carolina where he became employed as a science teacher at Rugby Junior High School and a math and science teacher at Blue Ridge Community College.
He also served as a Consultant to various Corporations and private contractors working on projects involving high vacuum technology, including the Manhattan Project during World War II. From 1991 to 1993 he was enrolled in the Graduate School of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill taking advanced courses in mathematics and physics. He is the author of over 30 scientific papers, encyclopedia articles, and book chapters. He has published 14 articles in the international journal Physics Essays on The Hydrodynamic Theory of Particles and Fields.
He served for many years as an editor of the journal VACUUM, and as an advisor on National and International Committees and Standards Organizations. He was named an Honorary Life Member of the Vacuum Society of Japan during a lecture trip to that country in 1964. He has been listed in American Men of Science and Who's Who in the South and Southwest and Who's Who in Technology Today. He was a member of the American Physical Society and an Honorary Life member of the American Vacuum Society, which he served as President in 1961.
A committed Christian, he served for 10 years as a trustee of Roberts Wesleyan College in N. Chili, NY and was a member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville, NC.
Funeral services will be held at DiPonzio Funeral Home, Inc., 219 Spencerport Road, Gates, NY
Interment will be in the family burial plot at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or to Po Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.
Published in The Times-News on Feb. 9, 2018
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