Milt Pearson, 1934-2014
Milton Lee Pearson, photographer and imaging scientist at R.I. T. died May 5th, 2014.
A Ridgeway High School Graduate, he entered the United States Navy in 1954 and served as a naval photographer aboard the Aircraft carrier, USS Philippine Sea. After an honorable discharge, he attended Rochester Institute of Technology graduating in 1964 with a BS degree in Imaging Science. He worked briefly for Corning Glass researching photosensitive glass products. In 1965 he joined the RIT Graphics Arts Research Center as a research scientist. Milton was published numerous times in research journal publications in the areas of color gamut reproduction. Until recently, he contributed to research and study by document examiners and government agencies. He received many awards and honors for his contributions to the imaging science industry.
He later became the principal imaging scientist at the RIT Research Corporation. He taught several classes at RIT and served as advisor to numerous students pursuing their master’s degrees. Milt retired from RIT in 1996.