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John Robert Legg, PhD

October 8, 2019 03:03 pm

John Robert Legg, PhD Physicist - retired

John R. Legg, 73, died on July 27, 2019 at Columbia-Memorial Hospital in Hudson, NY due to a heart attack. Bom on November 24th, 1945 in Stamford, Connecticut, he was the only son of the late Cornelius (Neil) Legg and Mary (nee Sandlock) Legg. John earned his Bachelor of Science in Physics from Iona College in 1967 and graduating summa cum laude while winning the prestigious Dept, of Physics award. He went on to earn his doctorate in Physics from Yale University. Mr. Legg had instructed classes in Physics at Yale University, and had been employed as a physicist at Perkin-Elmer in Connecticut, SVG Lithography, and Thermo-Fisher in Illinois. He belonged to the Yale Alumni Society, the Society for Science and the Public, and the American Institute of Physics. Mr. Legg was an active member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Haines Falls serving as an usher for much of his life. He was predeceased by his father and mother, Neil and Mary, and grandparents, Emile and Gertrude Legg who owned and operated the Alpine Inn in Haines Falls for many years.

Calling hours will be conducted at IO am on Friday, October 18th at the Aston-Basagic Funeral Home in Hunter, NY. A mass of Christian burial will follow at the Immaculate Conception Church in Haines Falls. Burial will follow at the St. Francis de Sales cemetery in Platte Clove, NY.