Esmond Drott (1931 - 2012)

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Esmond Eugene Drott

1931-2012

Esmond Eugene Drott, 80, passed away surrounded by his adoring family and friends midday, Wednesday, March 14, 2012.

Esmond was a man of many talents; he could fix most anything. He was greatly loved and cherished by all who met him. Esmond was born in Hammond, LA on April 10, 1931. He graduated with his Bachelors from Southeastern Louisiana University and then went on to receive his Masters and PhD from Louisiana State University. Geaux Tigers! He was an active community member in Dickinson, TX and Pensacola, FL. His support of Boy Scouts, Little League Baseball, PTA, Dickinson Library Association and Monsanto Golf Club were just a few of Esmond's community involvements. Esmond was employed by Monsanto Company for a total of 40 years in Texas City, TX and Pensacola, FL. Additionally, he was an adjunct professor at Pensacola Junior College. Among many of his great accomplishments, he was recognized worldwide for developments in polymer characterization, and he was a Professional Member of American Chemical Society, Instrument Society of America and Society of Plastics Engineers. Esmond was a man of faith and an active member of Nativity Catholic Church. He served as a member of Knights of Columbus Council 8450 and Serra Club. "Paw-Paw Es," as he was affectionately known by his family, loved to travel, golf, play bridge and research family history.

Preceded in death by his parents, Albert Eugene Drott and Beulah Robertson Drott of Hammond, LA.

A devoted family man, Esmond Drott is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Shirley Drott; children, Cary Drott (Nancy) of Houston, TX, Julie Drott of Charlotte, NC, Susan Arent (Stacy) of Houston, TX and Kristi Wendik (Nils) of Atlanta, GA. Also, grandchildren, Emily Piersol (Brien), Ellen Drott, Lauren Mathis, Morgan Bailey (David), Mallory Carroll (John), Matthew Thompson (Christina), Michael Thompson, Makenzie Arent, Anna Wendik and Lena Wendik; brother, Henry Drott (Mary Jane) of Philadelphia, PA.

Visitation will be held 5-7 PM Friday, March 16, 2012 at Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel.

Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 AM Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church. Interment will take place Monday, March 19, 2012 in Louisiana.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Serra Club of Pensacola, 5585 Brentwater Place, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563.

Online condolences may be made at www.harpermorrismemorialchapel.com

HARPER-MORRIS MEMORIAL CHAPEL is in charge of arrangements.

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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Mar. 16, 2012
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