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Richard L. Ropiequet

 
Richard L. Ropiequet died of a stroke on April 25,2011 in Grass Valley, CA with his devoted family surrounding him. Born in St. Louis, Mo., and educated in Illinois, he graduated with a degree in chemical engineering in 1944 and was immediately drafted into the Navy as a radar instructor for the Pacific fleet. In late 1949, he moved to Oregon to work at the fledgling Tektronix and married and started a family at the same time.  
 
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