Robert W. “Bob” MacCannon ’51 of Pueblo, Colo., died on August 17, 2010. Bob was born in 1929 in Denver and graduated from Mines with a degree in metallurgical engineering. He joined the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and the ROTC program at Mines. In 1954, he received a second degree in mining engineering. During the Korean War, Bob served in the Army as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division. After his service, he worked in Colorado Fuel and Iron Corporation’s mining department, primarily involved in iron ore production. He worked at the Sunrise, Wyo., and Cedar City, Utah, operations until his transfer to the main office in Pueblo in 1978. He retired in 1986. Bob was past president of the Wyoming Mining Association, a member of the American Institute of Mining Engineering, and authored the book, Sunrise: A Chronology of a Wyoming Mine. He was a Colorado School of Mines Alumni Association section coordinator, a lifetime member of the National Ski Patrol and a volunteer for the Bessemer Historical Society. Bob is survived by his wife of 55 years, Doris; daughter, Diane Joyce; son, William; and three grandchildren.
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