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Joseph Ermenc, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering, died December 31, 2005 in Hanover. He taught at Thayer School from 1942 until 1978. In 1964 he taught the first classes on the history and philosophy of science and technology. He served as atomic energy consultant to the New Hampshire state legislature from 1957 to 1962. As chair of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ National History and Heritage Committee, he helped establish several dozen national historic engineering landmarks. His wife, Mary, predeceased him by five days. He is survived by three children and two grandchildren.

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