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Robert L. West

West—Robert L. West, 87, on July 8, 2017, at home in LaGrangeville, N.Y., with his family close by. Bob was born on September 7, 1929, in Peekskill, N.Y., to Maude Townsend and Robert West. He graduated from Peekskill High School, and after his bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Union College (Schenectady) in 1951, he worked for IBM, developing many early computer applications, including those for medical and aeronautical use. Soon after graduation he met and married Suzanne Palmer, from Big Rapids, Mich. The family attended Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Meeting for a number of years in the late🔒

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