January 10, 1942 - March 19, 2021
Robert Melvin Hadsell, age 79, died at Plano, Texas on Friday, March 19, 2021.
Born January 10, 1942, in Schenectady, New York, he was valedictorian of Mohonasen High School’s class of 1960, the school’s first. He graduated from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, and received a Ph. D. in chemistry from Northwestern University.
He used his talent for scientific writing in a career disseminating highly technical information to a general audience for the American Chemical Society and the National Cancer Institute in Washington, D.C., for Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, and for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He developed courseware (computer-based instruction) for Mountain View College in Dallas and for various employers. Most recently he was a social media influencer for Dallas’s jazz scene.
Robert is survived by his brother Richard of Cortlandt Manor, NY; 4 sons: Jeffrey Hadsell of Oakland, MI, Gregory Hadsell of Mill Valley, CA, Ethan Hadsell of Albuquerque, NM, and Lucas Hadsell of Austin, TX; 4 grandchildren; 3 nieces and a nephew; and a multitude of cousins.
All who knew Bob will miss his wry wit, his generous heart, and his love of the performing arts. He loved music — musicals, jazz, theater, the clarinet, and those who shared this love.
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Arrangements under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252