Death of S. Donald Stookey

May 23, 1915 - November 4, 2014
Rochester, New York | Age 99

Inventor of CorningWare glass dies in New York
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DAVID PITT, The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — S. Donald Stookey is no household name, but his best-known invention truly is: CorningWare, the durable, heat-resistant ceramic glass used since the 1950s to make millions upon millions of baked lasagnas, tuna casseroles and other potluck-dinner dishes.

The scientist, who died Tuesday at 99, created a type of glass so strong that the military used it in guided missile nose cones. His space-age material found a home in most...

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