Arthur L. Saxton, formerly of Warren Township, died May 31 in Denver, Colo. He was 94.
For approximately a decade from the 1960s into the 1970s, he served on the Warren Township and Watchung Hills Regional High School boards of education. For several years, he served on both boards simultaneously. He also helped establish education scholarship funds.
Born in Troy, Pa., he was the son of Willis and Aline Saxton. He was the salutatorian of his high school class and a 1941 cum laude graduate of Syracuse Universe with a degree in chemical engineering.
He had a 38-year career with Exxon Research & Engineering, where he rose to senior engineer associate with seven technical articles and 12 patents under his belt, culminating in his being honored with the prestigious Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award for his invention of Flexicoking, a technology that created a much more economically sound and environmentally friendly oil-refining process.
He was predeceased by his wife and the mother of his children, Carolyn Naught Saxton (1980), and his second wife Anna Ernst Saxton (2007). Surviving are his children, Alan Saxton, and wife Jane; Anne Dandois, and husband Bart; David Saxton, and wife Susan; and Patricia Saxton. Also surviving are a brother, Earl; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and 12 nieces and nephews.
Contributions can be made in his honor to The Denver Hospice, 501 S. Cherry St., Suite 700, Denver, CO 80246-1328, or online at the hospice website. Arrangements were handled by Ellis Family Services in Littleton, Colo.