Anthony Stanley Baran
Anthony Stanley Baran, formerly of Lancaster, passed away peacefully at home in rural Randolph, IA surrounded by his loving family on January 30, 2013. Born on April 12, 1929, in Springboro, PA, Tony was the son of the late George Baran and Mary (Lefko) Baran.He graduated from Springboro High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He served in the U.S. Navy in Interior Communications on the U.S.S. Kermit Roosevelt.
He held multiple positions with Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Research, RCA Astro-Electronics, and RCA/General Electric/Thomson. His career spanned the areas of jet engine development, weather surveillance, moon mission satellite testing and picture tube/glass purity research. He was awarded numerous patents in the areas of bar code development, high precision picture tube manufacturing and flat screen innovation. He spearheaded international projects, traveling extensively in France, Italy, Poland and Mexico.Tony served his community as Washington Township (NJ) Board of Education Member, Washington Township Planning Board Chairman, Young Astronauts of Lancaster adviser, Sacred Heart School boys basketball coach and Quadrille Dance Club president. He was an active member of IEEE, American Society of Testing Materials, American Rocket Society and American Radio Relay League. He was also an active member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Lancaster, and St. Patrick Catholic Church, Imogene, IA, holding positions of Third Degree in Knights of Columbus. He was devoted to his family and enjoyed woodworking, amateur radio, golfing and downhill skiing. Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Mary Patricia (Doyle) Baran; children, Dr. Thomas Baran of Cambridge, MA, Dr. Mary Lally, Rochester, MN, Kimberly Steinnagel, Princeton, NJ and Christopher Baran, Hamilton, NJ; siblings, William Barron, Pittsburgh, PA, Elizabeth Johnson, Martinsville, VA and Genevieve Thomas, Fairview, PA; many other relatives and a host of friends. Mass of Christian Burial was held on February 4, 2013 at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Imogene, Iowa. Burial followed in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Imogene. Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah, Iowa was in charge of the arrangements.