Devoted husband, father, and friend, William Ernest Piper, 79, of Pittsburgh, PA, died peacefully of Alzheimer’s disease on October 20, 2019.

Born April 15, 1940 during WWII in London, England, Bill came to the States when he was 21 to ‘live the American dream’. Even before earning his US Citizenship, Bill and 2 friends, Rex and Peter Swann, started Gatan Inc., a high-precision electron microscopy manufacturing plant.

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