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Anthony C. Donato, 85

Anthony C. Donato, IES Fellow Emeritus, passed away on January 13. He was 85. Mr. Donato, a graduate of Pratt Institute with a BFA in Industrial Design, was a former senior product designer at Lightolier. He held the first patent for track lighting, which was awarded in 1961. Over the course of his career, Mr. Donato obtained 32 U.S. patents for his lighting fixtures for the track system.

Thomas Madonia, 88

Thomas Madonia, IES Member (1952), passed away on January 14. He was 88. Mr. Madonia worked as an engineer for Westinghouse and Philips for 34 years. He served as treasurer of the IES in the 1970s and was on the Finance Committee for more than 20 years. A World War II Navy veteran, Mr. Madonia received a Distinguished Service Award in 1978 and the IES's New Jersey Section Meritorious Service Award in 2003.

Robert A. Maute, 75

Robert A. Maute, IES Member (1980), passed away on January 7. He was 75. Mr. Maute, a self-employed lighting representative and designer, was recognized for lighting Newark's Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, as well as Yogi Berra's Museum and Stadium. Mr. Maute was an active member of his community, and recently donated a backlit draft table to Mt. Olive's Mountain View School.

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Publication:LD+A Magazine
Article Type:Obituary
Date:Mar 1, 2014
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