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A funeral service was held August 12 in Schroon Lake, NY, for Associate Professor Emeritus Robert K. Mueller, 84, who died August 4. Dr. Mueller was a faculty member in aeronautics and astronautics from 1942 until his retirement in 1973.
A native of Waterbury, CT, he attended the Hotchkiss School and received SB (1932), SM (1934) and ScD (1936) degrees from MIT. Before joining the faculty, he had been an engineer with several firms including United Aircraft. He was a consultant to the Draper Laboratory and a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Dr. Mueller formerly lived in Newton. He moved to Schroon Lake in 1980 and was active with the senior citizens group and as organist of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.
Dr. Mueller is survived by his wife, Dora Freeman Atkinson Mueller of Schroon Lake; three stepdaughters and a stepson; his brother Richard Mueller of San Diego, CA, and nine grandchildren. Memorials may be sent to St. Andrew's Church, Schroon Lake, NY 12870.
A version of this article appeared in the August 31, 1994 issue of MIT Tech Talk (Volume 39, Number 3).