Issue Date: July 10, 2017
Obituary: Robert W. Broge
Robert W. Broge, 97, died on April 1 in Wyoming, Ohio.
“Bob had the opportunity to work on developing rocket engines as part of the war effort upon graduating from Harvard. After receiving his Ph.D. from Cornell, he joined Procter & Gamble, where he researched stannous fluoride as a dentifrice for Crest toothpaste. Over his 36-year career at P&G, he directed research efforts in a wide variety of consumer health care products. In retirement, he loved to golf, travel, and spend time with his family.”—James M. Broge, son
Most recent title: director of research, Procter & Gamble
Education: B.S., chemistry, Harvard University, 1942; Ph.D., physical chemistry, Cornell University, 1948
Survivors: wife, Janet; daughter, Laurel Mauldin; sons, Charles, Edward, James, and Thomas
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