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Seton Rochwite

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Seton Rochwite

Posted: 965044800000
Classification: Obituary
Edited: 1051666304000
Surnames: Rochwite, Richardson, Kustka
Loveland Reporter Herald
Thursday July 20, 2000 page b-3

Seton Rochwite, 95, of Loveland, died July 18, 2000.
Mr. Rochwite was born Nov. 22, 1904, in Princeton, Wis. He graduated from Hartford High School in Hartford, Wis., in 1924 and later attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. In 1929, he graduated with a degree in electrical engineering.
Mr. Rochwite spent the first 14 years of his career as a lighting engineer with the Milwaukee Electric Co. In 1943, he designed a steroscopic camera using the newly announced Kodachrome color film. The camera was called the Stereo Realist and still is the standard by which others are judged.
Mr. Rochwite spent two years as a staff member of the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. He left the laboratory in 1952 and worked as a consulting product engineer in the photography and medical instrument fields. He was active in photo exhibitions around the world and received many medals and honors. He achieved the rating of Master I and in 1979 was presented with The Progress Medal by the Photographic Society of America. The award honored his achievements in photographic equipment design.
Mr. Rochwite was a member of the Photo Pictoralists of Milwaukee, the Oakland Camera Club and the Rocky Mountain Camera Club. He also was a member of the Tau Beta Pi national engineering honor fraternity.
Survivors include his daughters, Sue Richardson of Casper, Wyo,. and Sally Kustka of Bowie, Md.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
In 1977, Mr. Rochwite and his wife, Isabelle, left California where they had lived for 14 years and moved to Loveland.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Isabelle Rochwite, in 1995.
Cremation has been conducted, with no serviced at this time. Allnutt-Hunter Funeral Service is handling arrangements.

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