Dr. Robert H. Lessard(1936 - 2013)

Dr. Robert H. Lessard was born May 14, 1936 and passed away at the age of 77 on May 20, 2013.

As a teacher, Dr. Lessard brought a spark to learning that could touch his students and inspire them for greatness. And as a lifelong student, Robert would attempt to gain understanding and knowledge from any subject that interested him, even if that meant not following the rules set in place or any of the predefined paths.

He received a bachelor's degree and a Master of Science from the University of Southern California, and a PH.D. from the University of Utah. His knowledge was vast and extensive, as many of his students and colleagues from Highlands University and
Santa Fe Community College, and family knew well - one of his many traits that will be missed greatly in his passing.

A memorial in remembrance will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Santa Fe Community College Planetarium.
Published in Las Vegas Optic on June 24, 2013