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Robert E. Huston

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Robert E. Huston

Robert entered into rest July 28, 2006 in Santa Clara, CA. He was born in Windsor, Missouri on April 29, 1941 and has been a resident of San Jose for the past 40 yrs.
In 1963, Robert earned a Bachelor's degree with honors in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri, Rolla. He then received a Master's degree from Purdue University.
In 1964, he moved to Santa Barbara where he worked for General Motors Research Laboratory and developed electric propulsion systems for various projects including the Apollo Lunar Rover.
In 1967, he moved to San Jose, CA to work for Fairchild Test Systems as Key Technologist and Engineering Manager for Sentry test systems. He continued in the Automated Test Equipment field for 40 years and was regarded as a leader in test and measurement of semiconductors. He worked for Genrad, Trillium, LTX, Credence Systems, 3MTS, and Nextest.
Robert received numerous awards and accolades including a patent in 2000, National Science Foundation Fellow, Who's Who in American Business Leaders, IEEE Computer Society Golden Core, and LTX Fellow. He published several papers and was a member of, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, Phi Kappa Phi, and Kappa Mu Epsilon honor societies.
Robert will be deeply missed by his wife Nancy Lou of 28 yrs. Daughters; Janet Lynne Palmer & Marcia Lynn Woodward, Sons; Rob Huston Jr. & Michael Patrick Woodward, Sister; Sue Huston Hooker, Four Grandchildren and One Great-Grandchild.
Visitation will be held on Mon., July 30 from 6:30 to 8pm at Darling Fischer Chapel of the Hills, 615 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, CA. Funeral Services will be held on Tues., Aug. 1 at 10 AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 6625 Camden Ave. San Jose, CA followed with burial at Los Gatos Memorial Park.
Published in San Jose Mercury News on July 31, 2006
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