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Stanley Tocker

AGE: 86 •

Stanley Tocker passed away on October 29, 2015, surrounded by his family. Stan was cherished and is missed by his beloved wife of 57 years, Phyllis Lazarus Tocker, children, JoAnn Tocker and Marla Tocker Palmer, son-in-law, Keith Palmer, granddaughter, Isabel Palmer, brothers and sisters-in-law, Edwin and Lenore and Howard and Judy Tocker, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Stan was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He was a graduate of Johns Hopkins University (B.A.), Virginia Polytechnic Institute (M.S.) and Florida State University (Ph.D. organic chemistry). He was a prolific inventor named in over 70 patents. He was also an author and lecturer. He was a research fellow with DuPont, from which he retired after 37 years of dedicated service. More recently, he served as a technical consultant and Executive Vice President for The CECON Group, Inc. He also served on the Delaware Environmental Appeals Board and the Coastal Zone Industrial Control Board. The family sends special appreciation to the compassionate nurses in the ICU at Christiana Hospital and to the doctors who fought for him during his short illness. Memorial donations may be made to a cancer research foundation.



Published in The News Journal on Nov. 20, 2015
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