Alan D. Guisewite, 74, passed away on March 12, 2023 at UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh.
He was born Oct. 7, 1948 in Utica, NY, to Myron L. Guisewite and Beverly G. Sarle. Alan graduated Penn Hills High School in 1966 and received an associate’s degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from CCAC Boyce in 1972.
He enjoyed a long and fulfilling career of 5 decades at Carnegie Mellon University. Upon celebrating his 50th year of service, CMU honored Alan's dedication with a graduate tuition fellowship. His legacy will live on helping students achieve their academic goals with less financial burden.
Alan was an avid mineral enthusiast with an extensive collection which will be received by the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Alan’s collection, which exceeds over 10,000 specimens of worldwide origin, contains the largest number of individual and rare mineral species that has ever been donated to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Photos of some of Alan's minerals were used on the cover page of The Journal of Physical Chemistry, May 2022 edition and also accompanied the story inside.
He will be dearly missed by his friends and colleagues in the CMU community.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, March 23, 3023 in the Jersey Shore Cemetery Chapel, 1103 Thompson St., Jersey Shore.
Arrangements are entrusted to Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, Jersey Shore.
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