Paul Leo Placek ’49 of Salt Lake City, Utah, died February 7, 2010. Born in 1927 in New Ulm, Minn., Paul attended East High School and graduated from Mines with a professional degree in metallurgical engineering. For 30 years he worked for the U.S. Bureau of Mines, a commitment that was only outlasted by his holding season tickets for the Utah Symphony for 50 years. He enjoyed playing piano, traveling, photography, hiking, camping and cats. Paul is survived by his wife, Maxine; stepson, Malcolm MacDuff; brother-in-law, Lewis Nielsen; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.