Dr Erwin Thater, 89, of Newtown, died at his residence October 10. Dr Thater was born in Ridgewood, Queens, N.Y., November 9, 1923. He was the husband of the late Evelyn (Gordon) Thater. He was a resident of Newtown for the past two years, coming from Garden City, L.I., N.Y.
He attended New York schools, The Cooper Union School, Brooklyn Polytechnic University, and Columbia University where he received his PhD degree in chemical engineering.
A World War II US Army Air Force veteran, Dr Thater was a retired chemical engineer with the Mobil Oil Corporation and an adjunct professor at C.W. Post and Hofstra University.
Dr Thater enjoyed the sport of golf.
In addition to his son and daughter-in-law, William and Judith Thater of Danbury, he is survived by two grandsons. A brother, Richard, predeceased him.
Funeral services will take place Tuesday, October 15, at 7:45 pm, in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Avenue, Danbury, with the Rev Carolyn Legg, chaplin of Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut, officiating. The family will receive friends in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, Tuesday, after 6 pm. Interment will take place at the direction of the family.
Contributions to Regional Hospice and Home Care, 39 Old Ridgebury Road, Danbury CT 06810, or regionalhospicect.org would be appreciated.