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Byron E. Johnston ( Missoula 1960 )

posted: Apr 14, 2010

Byron died October 8, 2001, aboard the vessel Wave Dancer off Belize during Hurricane Iris. He was born December 3, 1940 and graduated from Missoula County High School. His wife, Shirley, also died in the same accident. Byron was born December 3, 1940 and graduated from Missoula County High School. He received his bachelor's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. from University of California Berkeley.

Just prior to his death, he had retired from developing and marketing industrial chemicals to pharmaceutical companies. He had lived in Brandermill, Virginia, since 1986.

He worked for the Mobil Chemical Co. in New Jersey 1967-85 and Albright & Wilson (chemicals) in Richmond, VA 1986-1999.

Byron jumped at Missoula 1960-63.