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News - February 20, 2013

Obituaries

H. George Resch

A memorial service will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at AutoVino, 205 Constitution Drive in Menlo Park, for H. George Resch, who died Dec. 12 at his Menlo Park home. He was 78.

Mr. Resch was born in Neenah, Wisconsin, and graduated from Lawrence College in 1960. He was a graduate student at Indiana University.

Active in the libertarian movement, he assisted F.A. Harper in founding the Institute for Humane Studies and worked for the William Volker Fund. He joined the inner circle of the American economist and historian Murray N. Rothbard, who influenced his political views more than anyone else, say associates. He was also a friend of Congressman Ron Paul.

Mr. Resch worked for the Banta Printing Company and also served as research director of the Howard Ruff organization, but for the greater part of his career he was associated with Camino Coin Co. in Burlingame, founded by his close friend Burt Blumert.

He is survived by a brother and two nieces. Donations may be made to the Mises Institute, 518 W. Magnolia, Auburn, AL 36832.

Myron 'Mike' Beigler

Myron "Mike" Beigler, a longtime resident of Portola Valley, died of cancer Jan 17. He was 86.

Mr. Beigler was born in Detroit. Invited to join the Army Specialized Training Program at 17, he was prepared to join the troops abroad when he contracted meningitis, causing him to lose most of his hearing, but enabling him to study biology at the University of Michigan through the remainder of the war.

In 1947, he moved to New York City to attend the Art Students League. He earned a bachelor's degree in art education, learning and teaching ceramics, while spending his evenings with Tony Smith, Robert Motherwell and Willem de Kooning, among others, according to his wife, Foster Beigler.

Mr. Beigler then earned a bachelor of science degree in biology and chemistry from New York University, eventually moving to California to work for Lockheed on the Polaris nuclear submarine missile system, preparing reports for President Eisenhower. He then embarked on a career in the field of amino acids and nutrition science. He was named on more than 40 U.S. and international patents, his family said.

From the late 1980s, Mr. Beigler once more dedicated himself to ceramics and sculpture. He will be remembered for his intelligence and talent in both the arts and sciences, his curiosity, kindness and readiness to support and mentor others, say family members.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Foster Beigler.

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