Robert J. Lankston died June 13, 2013 in Overland Park, KS. Bob was born in southern Illinois in 1927 and attended the University of Illinois after a brief stint in the Navy. He worked for Taylor Forge Engineered Systems for over 50 years as a mechanical engineer. Bob was a leader in the engineering field, holding six U.S. and seven foreign patents for his innovative designs. He was elected as an ASME Fellow in 2002, in recognition of his engineering accomplishments.
Bob loved to travel and visited many places in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Central America and Australia during his lifetime.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Eve Lankston and his four children; Kathy, Jeff, Nancy and John Lankston and six grandchildren. A celebration of his life will be held in Kansas City at a later date.