On May 23rd, 2022, longtime NESACS member Myron (Myke) S. Symon passed away at the age of 95. Myke was a very active member serving for many years as Chair of the section in 1985, long time Councilor/Alternate Councilor, Archivist for many years, member of the Board of Publications, Associate Editor for The Nucleus, and a founding member of the Esselen Award Committee. He helped directly with the continuation of The Nucleus in recruiting past Editor, Michael Filosa. Myke’s wife, Rose, passed away in 2019. She was also a longtime active member of NESACS.
Myke was one of the key inventors of the chemistry in the Polaroid Instant Color Photography system, including the dye-developers used in the first Polacolor peel-apart color photo systems and the alkali-stable naphthol phthalein dyes uses in the SX-70 camera system. He retired from Polaroid in 1988 as a Research Fellow and Associate Director of Organic Chemistry. He was a National Fellow of the American Chemical Society.
Read more in the Boston Globe obituary.