Roy W. Kiscaden

May 13, 2016

Roy W. Kiscaden (BS MECH EGR '51), Altamonte Springs, Fla., died May 8, 2016, at the Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs. He was 90.

He was born on March 20, 1926, to the late Roy W. and Emily (Murray) Kiscaden.

He entered the U.S. Navy three months after his high school graduation, at the age of 17, to serve his country during WWll. He served his time in the South Pacific on the USS Minneapolis, earning 10 battle stars. In his retirement, he wrote a book titled, "Thank God for Mothers and Treaty Cruisers," to chronicle his experience for his children.

In 1951, Kiscaden graduated cum laude with a mechanical engineering degree from Michigan State University. Philco immediately hired him, but soon after he began a 38-year career with Westinghouse, where he designed control systems for gas turbines, garnering 17 patents in his field. He retired from Westinghouse and began Kiscaden Consulting, Inc., and was contracted by Westinghouse from 1991-2007. Reluctantly, at the age of 81, he retired. 

He is survived by his former wife Dorothy (Morella) Kiscaden and their five children: Caryn (Terry) Abdill, Dorothy (Kevin) Stewart, Nancy (Barry) Fritz, Roy (Arlene) Kiscaden and Donna (Stephanie) Kiscaden. His wife Suzanne (Sweeney) Kiscaden and their four children: Cathleen Kiscaden, Timothy (Danielle) Kiscaden, Meghan Kiscaden and Patrick (Lauren) Kiscaden. Also, his sister Geraldine (Joe) Everly and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, eight grandchildren and one great grandson.

Burial was on May 13 at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, followed by a funeral mass at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Winter Springs, Fla.

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