Robert Decareau


Age: 82

scientist who helped to invent the processes necessary to create the microwave oven as he worked for Raytheon after earning his doctorate in chemistry when it was there that he started working on microwave energy food applications and was one of the first to call himself a food scientist.

Cause of Death: Complications from Alzheimer's disease

Born: May 26, 1926

Died: January 18, 2009

Nashua, New Hampshire