John Monroe Waner

John Monroe Waner, a key longtime employee of Eastman Kodak, died May 9 in Newcastle, Maine, following a lengthy illness. He was 78.

While working in research and development at Eastman Kodak, Waner contributed to the perfection of professional motion picture color technology, for which the company was awarded three Oscars.

He wrote the industry standards, “Color Film for Color Television,” for which he received the “Hubert T. Kalmus” gold medal, and published “Hollywood’s Conversion of All Production to Color,” a history of Eastman Color professional motion picture films.

Waner, born in Fort Plain, N.Y., obtained a degree in chemical engineering from Union College and served as a weather specialist during World War II.

He retired form Kodak in 1983 as a director of Motion Pictures and Audio-visual Products.

Waner was a Life Fellow in the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers; British Cinematography, Sound and Television Society and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

He is survived by his wife, Judy, two sons and a granddaughter.

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