S. Donald Stookey, a scientist who created the durable, heat-resistant ceramic glass called CorningWare, has died. He was 99.
Stookey died Tuesday at an assisted-living center in Rochester, N.Y., said his son Donald Stookey. He said his father broke a hip in a fall a few months ago and underwent surgery, but his health deteriorated.
Stanley Donald Stookey's type of glass was so strong that the military used it in guided missile nose cones. His space-age material, developed in the early 1950s, found a home in most American kitchens in the form of white dishes decorated with small blue flowers.
"He was one of the great glass scientists in the history of the...