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S.F. Chronicle
Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002


PROCASSINI, Dr. Andrew A. -- Died Jan. 23, 2002. Procassini was a former President of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). He participated in the formation of SEMATECH. He also initiated the most comprehensive workers' health study of its kind in the electronics industry and joined in the development of a national semiconductor technology road map and policy.

During his long careeer in Silicon Valley, he served as a Vice-President at Fairchild Camera and Instrument, Cromemo, Inc. and Hyundai Electronics America and as President of Micro Circuit Electronics, Inc. He had been a guest speaker at numerous industry conferences throughout 1980-1990.

Since his retirement In 1995, Procassini was a visiting professor at Monterey Institute of International Studies, and Golden Gate University, Procassini was a published author. His third book was completed just prior to his death. Dr. Procassini received his BA from University of Michigan, MS from Arizona State University and PhD from Nova Southeastern University.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy Marie Cornelius of Fremont; his brother Albert Procassini Jr. of Columbus New Jersey and his wife Donnie; his sister Jennie McBride of Somerville, New Jersey; his daughters Victoria Parente of Los Altos and her husband Bernard, Julie Flanery of Philomath, Oregon and her husband Mike and Gabrielle Thompson of Medford, Oregon; his step-son Jon Cornelius and his wife Stacey and daughter Madison of Union City; his step-daughter Cynthia Cornelius and her son Sean of San Diego; his grandchildren Sgt. Regina Green US Air Force and her husband Brian, Alexander Evenhuis, Jonathan Flanery and Justin Thompson. Mother-in-law Dorothy Hastings of Crescent City; Sister-in-law Shirley Powell of Novato, Jacqueline Hastings and Lynn Hastings of Crescent City, Annette Severance of Ohio; Brother-in-law John Hastings of Crescent City and James Hastings of Santa Rosa.

The family is establishing The Andrew Procassini Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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